Currently trying to get my external USB drive to mount via fstab. However it causes the system to go into emergency mode on reboot.

If I comment out the fstab line, it works fine. Then I mount the drive using this command:

sudo mount -o rw,uid=1000,gid=1000,user,exec,umask=003,blksize=4096 /dev/sda2 /mnt/library

This works great and gets it right first time. Here is my fstab line:

/dev/sda2 /mnt/library vfat rw,uid=1000,gid=1000,user,exec,umask=003,blksize=4096 0 0

I thought it would be a filesystem error, however df -T reports that the mounted drive is using vfat:

/dev/sda2 vfat 976188320 382612672 593575648 40% /mnt/library

Any ideas?

  • Any luck w/this? I'm having a similar problem that appeared to work fine with Wheezy, but not with Jessie. /dev/sda1 /usb vfat defaults,noatime,no fail,user,rw 0 3 – portsample May 9 '17 at 20:44

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