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When I boot the system, I have to wait for 1 minute 30 seconds every time. A start job is running which is mouning a FAT32 partition to a folder in my home folder. The start job times out and I’m in emergency mode. I press enter and boot process resumes normally. When I log in, the FAT32 partition is properly mounted, which is strange because then, why wait for the timeout?

This is the fstab line:

UUID=6358-CC70   /home/ask/EigeneDaten  vfat    umask=0000,user,rw,utf8 0   0

I read a lot about these types of start job partition timeout issues. Apparently, most of the time the UUID changed and this causes the problem. This is not the case here. I triple checked the UUID. I even updated the partition’s UUID and updated it in fstab. So what else can the the cause of the timeout?

  • try sudo update-initramfs -u and sudo update-grub the system map may be wrong – ravery Jul 14 '17 at 12:36
  • I suspect it's your umask. – heynnema Jul 14 '17 at 14:38
  • The preceding suggestions are both worth pursuing. Another possibility is filesystem damage. This is common on systems that dual-boot with Windows because of the Windows Fast Startup and Hibernate features. See here and here for information on disabling these features. – Rod Smith Jul 14 '17 at 17:56
  • Thank you for looking into this. I executed 'sudo update-initramfs -u' and 'sudo update-grub'. I got no error messages. However, it didn’t fix the problem. I get that umask is about permissions. But what could I have configured wrong? What should I change? And if its filesystem damage, what can I do about it? – user69748 Jul 14 '17 at 18:04

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