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Basically, every time I boot, I can't mount to /dev/shm, so I manually create the directory and reboot. I can get into ubuntu fine, but then when I reboot one more time, it runs into the same problem. Basically, I think /dev/shm gets deleted automatically. Is there a solution to this? Thanks for your help.

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We need way more information.. what OS/version are you running? Is it a VM? If so which hypervisor etc etc..

Give us the output of cat /etc/mtab and cat /etc/fstab when it works and when failing. If the directory isn't there and you type mount /dev/shm what happens? After a reboot where the directory gets deleted what do you see in /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog

Note: Use sudo if needed

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