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Old 03-05-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
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fstab and auto mounting


am i right in saying that fstab only describes to the system what partitions should be mounted to what device (location) i know it can do a bit more than that...

but how do you get the system to mount file systems automatically at start up? is that a setting within fstab? under mount options...or is it a command that you need to type...or is it in another config file?
 
Old 03-05-2015, 04:02 PM   #2
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Yes, that is the purpose of fstab.
Everything should be auto-mounted unless you use the noauto option.
 
Old 03-05-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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Everything in fstab will be auto mounted on boot, unless it has the "noauto" option. If any device listed in fstab is not able to be mounted on boot (unless it has "noauto" or "nofail" set, or is a network mount), it will halt the boot process and send you into repair mode.

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:37 PM   #4
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Here's a pretty good tutorial on fstab.
 
  


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