The file fstab contains descriptive information about the various file systems.

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CIFS FSTAB won't start at boot and mount -a doesn't work as expected

I am having a odd issues my CIFS drive. It won't mount at boot and also when the system has booted, I have tried again with mount -a but no success. It will however mount with the mount -t command and ...
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Auto mount sshfs volume through fstab with password auth

I have a headless server running Ubuntu 12.04.4 that needs to come back up after a reboot without user intervention. There is an existing manual process that involves looking at files on a remote ...
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Cannot install into target mounted with noexec or nodev while doing qemu-deboot strapping

I'm trying to install the armel version of Ubuntu with qemu-deboot-strap on my desktop X64 system,but I've found this error : $ mkdir precise $ sudo qemu-debootstrap --arch=armel precise ./precise/ ...
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Hiding a 'removable device'

I have my downloads folder mounted as a tmpfs, achieved by putting this line into fstab: tmpfs /home/sam/Downloads tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 However, one unfortunate side effect is that ...
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Synchronize SSHFS mount with local filesystem

I've got a directory called "secure" that I mount on my laptop via sshfs whenever the server is in reach. While this server is in reach I want to keep it in two-way sync with a directory called ...
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Ubuntu touch – /etc/fstab resets after every restart

I have just received the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition and have already started hacking it. Managed to use davfs2 to mount remote drives ok, but anything I add to /etc/fstab is automatically removed every ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Low Graphics Error believe it is a mount error?

I rebooted my Ubuntu 14.04 from terminal 3 days ago and it seems to have undergone a catastrophic crash. Firstly, I got a low graphics error issue. I could not even get to the console, so I removed ...
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Login denied with correct Password after grub-rescue

On thursday last week i made a mistake when trying to enlarge my Win7 partition with the Windows tool. As a result i had my bootpartition deleted from the partition table an could not boot, neither ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs ...
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USB stick does not appear automatically in the launcher when entry is given in fstab for noexec option

We tried to mount usb for a limited user, which is not a sudo user. When we give auto mounting, the permissions shown when issuing the mount command are: nosuid,rw,nodev But we want to give noexec ...
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help me understand lvm initial setup loop device

I have a (very) rough understanding of what lvm is, I'm finding it a little hard to grasp loop devices however. Anyway here's my issue: Someone ran an Ubuntu server install for me and probably went ...
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mounting CIFS share appears to work, but then prevents writing after a few seconds

I've got a NAS that is setup with CIFS and open guest access. I mounted it in fstab with the following line //192.168.0.101/Stor1 /media/freenasbox cifs ...
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Changing permissions of an NTFS partition for Transmission

I've been using ubuntu for a few years now, however this is my first time asking a question on the forums so please let me know if I have not provided enough info. I'm running 14.04 Home on an Intel® ...
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fsck at boot does it worth it?

With ext4 filesystems, I'm thinking about if it does worth it to put the fsck flags into my /etc/fstab file to fsck it every n boot. But the waiting time I spend does worth it? or the filesystem ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - Fstab file deleted entry

This morning when I arrived at work the samba server shares had appeared to have gone down, after a short investigation I discovered that the partition in the LVM had become unmounted, after to ...
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Script (nobody/nogroup) can't write files to NTFS share - permission denied. Root can write

I have a simple script that is (trying to) unzip a file to a mounted Windows 2012 share. It is normally launched as a Postfix alias when a new email arrives, but even when I run it as root I get a ...
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Mount network share by clicking on it in file manager (i.e. Nautilus)

I have a NAS SMB share that I want to mount. It's not always on, and I use the same computer at work so I don't want to mount it automatically. For now I mount and unmount it through terminal, but is ...
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SSH denied after messing with fstab

Goal: repartition one big 5TB /home partion into separate partitions on a remote Ubuntu server. Approach: I took a backup of /home, then erased the partition in gparted and created new partitions, ...
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add/delete ubuntu specific folder or file right click context using bash

I want to change the right click context menu of ubuntu specific folder using bash script. When bash script executes, it first create a file or folder having only two right click context menu option. ...
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mdadm build legacy array on boot

I have RAID0 that was built using windows dynamic disk. I've read that this is a legacy array and can be assembled using build in mdadm. I've gotten the array to build and mount using the following ...
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Can you set fstab to unmount then remount upon login

I have an external hard drive which only links up to my pc after it processes whats in fstab, would it be possible to make fstab unmount and then mount after I login so I dont have to go through the ...
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Ubuntu server 14.0 iscsi drive not mounting

I am new to Ubuntu and I am having a problem mounting an ISCSI drive on boot. When I watch the services start up, I see FAIL for mounting network filesystem. When the server finishes booting, the ...
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How do you move a LVM crypto swap partition from sda to sdb?

I have LVM configured for an encrypted home folder. Naturally this implies that swap falls into the crypto catagory. I have installed a second disk with a swap partition already ready to go and ready ...
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Why would simply adding options to a mount point in /etc/fstab change mount points for various hard disks?

I edited my /etc/fstab and simply added "noatime" to my ssd drive entry. That is all I did to the file. I then saved the file and immediately rebooted. The system then hung during boot because mdadm ...
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large amount of data TRIMMed on SSD

I just recently set up a new PC with an SSD/HDD combo; my linux partition on my SSD is mounted as / with /home mounted on my HDD. I have the noatime and discard flags set for my SDD in /etc/fstab, ...
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fstab doesn't work since upgrade to 14.10

the nfs-mount doesn't work automatically since 14.10. When I mount with sudo mount 192.168.1.50:/data /home/user/Server everything is ok, but not by fstab. The line in fstab is ok: 192.11.97.2:/data ...
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777 Permissions not working NTFS FSTAB

I am adding an external drive to my owncloud server. The drive needs to have permissions for the PHP program (www-data). The drive in question is a NTFS at 777 with the owner as me and the user group ...
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Issue with mounting SMB share on 14.04

I know this has been asked before, but I think somehow I'm in a unique situation since none of the previous solutions I have found have worked for me. I'm trying to connect to a SMB share on a NAS on ...
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Degraded mdadm RAID5 array & ARRAY UUIDs mismatch (Ubuntu 14.04.1)

Every reboot on my server results in a halt due to a degraded RAID5 (software) array. The same drive /dev/sdc appears to be dropping out each time. I ignore and boot with a degraded array any ways. ...
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Ubuntu 14 mount cdrom

I am trying to mount a cdrom with Ubuntu 14. I have read a lot of guides now and none of them work. Here is my /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the ...
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Secondary SSD stuck as read only

I am having trouble getting my second SSD to work with Linux. I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04 and I am still learning Linux. I can see my second drive under Devices in the File ...
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failed to mount Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop have a windows 7 installed ...works fine for the few first week until I have a problem of " read only file system " it was self fixed by restarting and ...
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Automount NTFS HDDs in specific locations and share them in LAN

O.S: Raspbmc I need to share 4 HDDs over my LAN, but the fstab I wrote does't work as I aspect. Edit1~ Here's the part of fstab made for those HDDs: #External HHDs LABEL=Incompleted\040Seasons ...
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Why is CIFS mounting with sticky bit

I have a CIFS mount that's being mounted in fstab and looks like this: //192.168.1.97/media /home/pi/sambashare cifs ...
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How to check if fstab file is correct without sudo?

I updated from saucy to trusy. After that, using sudo segfaulted: fkalter@London ~> sudo whoami [sudo] password for fkalter: YubiKey for `fkalter': [1] 16961 segmentation fault ...
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Adding NFS mounted file systems on Ubuntu 14.04

Is there something special that needs to be done to make sure NFS file systems are mounted at boot time with 14.04? I added some NFS mounts to /etc/fstab in a virtual server running Ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Mounted network share does not list all subfolders

I am running Ubuntu Server CLI i386 version and have mounted several network shares by editing the /etc/fstab file and then issuing a mount -a command. All 4 of these shares work, except I am having a ...
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All the files created have executable permission after doing some alterations to fstab

I made the following changes in /etc/fstab, after doing this any file i create in any of the partitions has executable permission. Pls help me out. This is my /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file ...
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Setup config for my SSD [Ultrabay T430]

there are a lot of blog posts about how to configure Ubuntu when using an SSD. The ones I found rely on editing /etc/fstab. Unfortunately my file looks different from their samples which is why I'm ...
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I messed up my hard drive during a Plex Media Server tutorial. How can I fix this?

I'm freaking out! I was trying to make my drives accessible through Plex Media Server... I was following the commands on this page LINK, but I didn't notice/understand that the tutorial was for a ...
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Any Mechanical Drive Tweaks?

Noticed a couple of SSD-specific tweaks like putting log files to tmpfs, discard and noatime, etc. Was curious if such tweaks would also work on mechanical drives or be advisable? I noticed a little ...
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How does a device get mounted via the Unity Launcher

When I click on a hard drive in the launcher, how does it know what parameters to apply to the mounted unit since the device is not shown or added in /etc/fstab. How can I add additional parameters to ...
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How to make shares only mount for particular users?

How can I set up shares to conditionally mount depending on which user logged in? I have some shares on a NAS that I put in fstab, and the line in fstab looks like this: ...
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How to change permissions for folders in media/teja “for external hardisks”?

I tried others ways to change the permissions for folder and files in media/teja let me explain my file structure: In media I have a folder named teja which is my user name , I never created it and ...
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Bug in CIFS accessing filesystem root?

I'm having trouble accessing the root directory of another Linux machine. In my fstab I have two entries for the machine in question //ltotto/root /mnt/ltroot cifs ...
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How to make things boot that have nobootwait on them?

I tried to set up mhddfs as described here or here and it works, but the computer will not boot if I put it in fstab. So I added the nobootwait option to the line in fstab and it boots now, but does ...
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Windows 8.1 Network share fstab

Pulling my hair out on this one. I have been through tons of blogs but been unable to get things working. This is my first Linux system. Using Ubuntu 14.04. The Ubuntu system is set-up on my office ...
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Auto mount network drive when connected to specific network

I'm trying to get my laptop running Ubuntu, automatically mount a network drive (NFS) when I connect to my home network. I've looked into examples of auto mounting network drives in /etc/fstab using ...
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Help with Understanding Mounting unprotected (guest) network folders

I am trying to configure my Emby Media Server, but I guess that for Emby to see the files on my HDD's, I have to configure networked share folders in fstab. I read the Ubuntu Mount Guide for doing ...
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Same HDD shows twice in /media folder?

Noob here... THE BACK STORY So I was working at trying to mount some secondary HDDs in fstab. Both volumes are labeled with names that have spaces. Fstab didn't like me leaving spaces in the names I ...