General :: Can't Get Mount To Work In /etc/init.d/rc.local Or Fstab
Jul 10, 2010
I'm running XBMC media center which is built on Ubuntu and I'm trying to mount a network share, but I can't seem to automate it. If I manually run:
mount -t cifs -o file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 //192.168.1.20/disk7/xbmc_thumbs/Thumbnails /home/kevin/.xbmc/userdata/Thumbnails
The mount is created and everything works fine. But obviously the mount eill be lost on the next boot. A few months back, when I was running a previous version of XBMC and first instructed on how to do this, I was told to put that command in /etc/init.d/rc.local so the mount would automatically be created at boot. I did and it worked. The other day I upgraded to a new XBMC build (which is built on the newer Lucid Ubuntu) and while the same command creates the mount, putting it in /etc/init.d/rc.local does not create it on boot. Someone suggested the fstab was the better place to create the mount. So I inserted the following in /etc/fstab:
I run a headless Ubuntu 8.04 server, which acts as a web, email and file server. I am sticking with 8.04 as it is a LTS release and will upgrade to the next LTS when it is released.
I have two external USB drives, that I need to mount at boot. I have been using /etc/fstab up until now, with the following entries:
However, as I gather from doing searches is quite common, occasionally I get an error during boot (causing the system to drop to a recovery shell) because the USB drives take time to wake up and the system hasn't found them by the time it reads /etc/fstab.
From doing searches, it seems there is nothing you can do to fstab to fix this, so you need to mount them using an rc.local script instead, using:
The problem is, as I have two USB drives, their /dev/sdxx location changes between boots. I thus want to use UUID codes as I do in fstab, however I haven't found anything about this.
Does anyone know how I can use the mount command and UUID to mount a drive in rc.local and what options I have to use the mount the drive with the same options that I am using in my fstab entry? Obvisouly, I can't refer back to fstab using the mount command, because then I will still get the boot error issue if they are listed in fstab. And there is no space internally for the USB drives as there is already two internal drives.
I run XBMC media center software which is built on a minimal Ubuntu install. I was running a version built on Karmic and I had the following line in my /etc/init.d/rc.local and it always ran without a hitch:
mount -t cifs -o file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 //192.168.1.20/disk7/xbmc_thumbs/Thumbnails /home/kevin/.xbmc/userdata/Thumbnails
Recently, I upgraded to a version built on Lucid and now that fails to create the mount on boot up. Here is the entire contents of the file:
#! /bin/sh ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: rc.local # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog $all
I have two mount points that used to work. I have them defined as cifs shares in fstab, and they map to a Windows machine, which I am able to ping from my Fedora machine, but for some reason I get a mount error 2, and the destination is not accessible. The man page doesn't really give any troubleshooting steps. Since I am mounting by IP address (which as I said has worked before), nothing has changed, although the IP address did change, which I updated in the fstab file to the new IP address (and since I have reserved this new IP address so it can't change again!)
I ran a test and shared a folder from another one of my computers, and added a line in fstab to auto-mount that, and I get a "permission denied" error 13, which is different than the error 2 I get on the other 2 shares. What should I be looking for as far as actual connectivity between the machines? I have verified that the windows machine is on and I can access the same shares from another computer.
Update: Added the host and IP address to my hosts file, and replaced the IP address with the name, and still get the same error. Also, the share name has a space in it, so I replace that with a "�40" space character (which worked in the past). I tried replacing that with an actual space, and putting quotes around the URL, but then I get a "bad URL" error.
I am trying to setup fstab to automatically mount my NTFS partitions. I have used various Mount managers to create the entries in fstab. The fstab seems fine, but when mounting at boot or even via Nautilus I get the error message that I do not have permission to mount the disk.
1) Can this permission be set in the fstab file? If so what is the syntax of the fstab entry?
2) If not, is there a tool i.e. GUI to set the mount permissions?
I receive the following error at boot: INVALID log iosize 4 [not 12-30] << No one used iosize 4... what does it mean? it is connected to the options..but which one? (At the minute I'm usig it with: noatime,nobarrier).
I am writing this software that creates virtual block device nodes almost like loop does. I need to allow non-superusers to mount and umount filesystems from these devices. I don't know the names of the block device nodes beforehand so i can't use fstab entries to add "user" or "owner" flags there.
Currently i solve this by providing a small suid helper tool that verifies that this is indeed "my" block device the user is trying to mount and then just call /sbin/mount or /sbin/umount to do the job. This is definitely better than setting a suid bit for the whole program but not really perfect.
After having solved my raid5 creation problems, I'm running into a new one: the RAID is just impossible to mount through fstab. I get a wonderful "The disk drive for /dev/md0 is not ready yet or not present. Continue to wait or press S to skip mounting or M for mount recovery."
Once the system has booted, I can perfectly run a mount /dev/md0 /media/raid and mount it manually. I've already tried mdadm.conf with UUIDs, with device names, tried several options in fstab, xfs and ext4 filesystems, nothing to do, it won't mount.
All this is running under Ubuntu 10.04 server, kernel: 2.6.32-25 server, mdadm 3.1.4 (from a Debian sid)
I've just started playing around with a Sheevaplug running a very light version of Ubuntu. I'm planning to run it with an SD card to store all my server data and a USB stick to regularly back up some of it.My problem is that the 2 partitions on my SD card mount fine at boot, but my USB stick's single partition does not. Could it be that the mounts specified in fstab are done before my USB device has finished getting alive? Mounting the USB stick manually works perfectly well.
Code: ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver orion-ehci orion-ehci.0: Marvell Orion EHCI orion-ehci orion-ehci.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1 orion-ehci orion-ehci.0: irq 19, io mem 0xf1050000 orion-ehci orion-ehci.0: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00 usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected Initializing USB Mass Storage driver.....
In the dmesg Code: usb-storage: device scan complete comes after
Code: EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended which makes me think the USB stick has missed the fstab train the 2 SD card partitions are on. And changing the order of the entries in fstab does not make any difference either.
I'm not planning to reboot my Sheevaplug every 5 minutes, but I like things to be nice and clean.
I've accidentaly corrupted my fstab and cut the ends of lines. There are now disk uid, mount point, filesystem for root and swap, but the mount parameters are missing.The system boots as readonly. What are default fstab mount parameters in Debian for ext4 root and swap?
Server: Ubuntu Server Edition 8.04 /currently firewalled to only allow client ip Client: Ubuntu Desktop 8.04 /currently firewalled to only allow server ip
Same userid and groups set up on on both. I have taken two linux courses and can maneuver around fairly well, but am still pretty newbie at all this. We have loaded Samba on a server and created a Samba share. I AM able to access that share via Windows Vista, but have not been able to successfully mount the share on the Ubuntu desktop via the fstab file. I have tried the following ways: serverip:/path/shareddirectory /net ext3 user,sync 0 0 and the samba way..
After modifying fstab, I reboot. No luck since that either way.Only ONCE after modifying it samba way, I was prompted to enter credentials, but after login I was unable to view the files on the server. From this point on either way, if I run commmand 'mount -a' the response is "Special device serverip:/path/sharedirectory does not exist" Also! I am able to ping client-to-server, but not server-to-client.
I'm using Kubuntu 9.10. Partitions get listed in the sidebar when I open the File Manager, but they don't get mounted under /media until I click on the entries. I do not want to use /etc/mtab and mount them under folders I create in /mnt; would prefer if there was a way to mount the partitions without Kubuntu waiting for me to click on the names.
I am using CentOS 5.5 OS. I already install ntfs-3g rpm, but I don't know the command to mount network NTFS drive. I also want to mount it on my fstab file, so whenever it reloads, it can automatically mount on the specific folder.
I have installed a cable that connects from the CPU's SATA motherboard connection to a removable drives' ESATA connection.I would like to be able to swap drives on the ESATA connection and have all users be able to read and write to these drives.I have created the directory /archive/ where I would like the drive(s) to mount.The drives are all formatted Fat 32 - but in the future I may use HFS for formatting.When I used the command (as root):mount /dev/sdc1 /archivethe drive was mounted (but read only)What can I use in my /etc/fstab file that will allow drives to be mounted and unmounted by all users on the system? (both reading and writing)Also, will I be able to mount and unmount these drives without shutting down? or will I need to reboot every time I want to change drives?
I'm running Linux Mint 10, although I've had this same issue with other variants of Linux. I've been told/found while researching that if the X server hangs or otherwise errors, one can drop to a root prompt, usually at another tty, and execute init 3 (to drop to single user mode) and then init 5 to return to the default, graphical session. Needless to say, I've tried this before in multiple configurations on multiple machines to no avail.
The only feedback I receive form executing those two commands is a listing of VMWare services (from a kernel module) that are stopped and then restarted. If I run startx (either before or after init 3), then I am told that the xserver is still running and that I should remove /tmp/.X0-lock. Having tried that, it removes that error message, but claims that the xserver cannot be attached as another instance is running. How do I kill the xserver completely? Can I killall some process name?
I am using Fedora and I can see the public folders from other computers on my network as 'public on xxx'. Is there any way to mount that to the local fs? The way it is now I can only access it in the file manager.
I have a directory on my server at /home/dave/www/images/site (ext3) which I want to mount directly to my Windows computer so that I can transfer data easily via command line tool. Is that something possible?
I'm really tired of having to umount under root, then mount again as a user for my external hard disk. When I'm in firefox, I like to save pages alot onto my external but I constantly have to remount because my user has no write permissions for the drive. What can I do for my device in fstab so that it mounts automatically under my user and not root?
I have a router that supports NAS; that is, you can plug a USB drive directly into the router, and it becomes a Windows share. I can manually mount the NAS share and use it properly. But, I would like to have it automatically mount on startup. The main reason for this is to assign it a proper mount point so that I can access it from the command line, since I'm having trouble doing that after I mount it manually.
To mount it manually, I go to Places > Connect to Server, select the "Windows Share" service type, and enter "//192.168.1.1/USB_Storage" as the server name. The server name is supposed to be "//readyshare/USB_Storage," but that does not work, so I used the IP address.
I would like to mount this drive at /mnt/readyshare. So, I followed (I thought) the instruction in this document. I created the directory /mnt/readyshare I assigned myself a samba password with smbpsswd I created a group "readyshare" with the GID 1010 I created a .smbcredentials file in my home directory I modified my /etc/fstab file.The .smbcredentials file reads:
username=<my username> password=<the password I created with smbpsswd