Configured file systems do not mount

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File systems configured in the /etc/fstab file do not mount at boot time.
Configured file systems don't mount post boot.


There are several reasons why a file system configured in the /etc/fstab file will not mount. Some of the reasons include:
  • Invalid device
  • Unformatted device
  • Incorrect mount point
  • Configuration error
If a file system does not mount at boot time, you should attempt to mount it manually. If there are no errors from the mount command, then validate the configuration options in /etc/fstab.

If there are errors, write down the errors, and resolve the issues mentioned.

You can also look in dmesg output, /var/log/messages and /var/log/boot.msg for clues as to why the file system did not mount at boot time.


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  • Document ID:7006069
  • Creation Date: 20-May-2010
  • Modified Date:13-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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