How to force umount a NFS directory on Linux?

The NFS server is down. It is reported “Stale NFS file handle”. I tried ‘umount’ and ‘umount -f’. But neither succeeded. # umount /mnt/store umount.nfs: /mnt/store: Stale NFS file handle # umount -f /mnt/store umount.nfs: /mnt/store: Stale NFS file handle How to force umounting the NFS without rebooting the Linux server? I usually have to […]

How to mount LVM volume from an external hard disk on CentOS?

On Fedora, after inserting/plugging in an exteranl hard disk with LVM partitions on it, the partitions will appear under /dev like /dev/lvm-group/lvm-partition. However, on CentOS 6, the LVM volumes do not appear automatically. How to mount LVM partitions from an external hard disk on CentOS? What you need on CentOS is to activate the LVM […]

How to avoid mounting failures blocking Linux booting?

Some entries in /etc/fstab may not not critical for booting Linux or even not available until Linux has booted. How to avoid the failures or unavailability of some mounting entries in /etc/fstab blocking the boot process of Linux? Please check the tutorial at Controlling Filesystem Mounting on Linux by Playing with /etc/fstab: Allow non-root users […]

How to write /etc/fstab entry for –bind mounting?

How to write /etc/fstab entry for –bind mounting like mount –bind /home/hadoop/hdfs/store-tmp /home/store/tmp From man 8 mount: Since Linux 2.4.0 it is possible to remount part of the file hierarchy somewhere else. The call is mount –bind olddir newdir or shortoption mount -B olddir newdir or fstab entry is: /olddir /newdir none bind Answered by […]