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I'm trying to mount a device using a label in my fstab but it never actually mounts on boot.

LABEL=/     /           ext4    defaults,noatime  1   1
tmpfs       /dev/shm    tmpfs   defaults        0   0
devpts      /dev/pts    devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0   0
sysfs       /sys        sysfs   defaults        0   0
proc        /proc       proc    defaults        0   0
LABEL=RAID0        /ebs    auto    defaults,noatime,nobootwait        0       0

However, the following does work to mount the raid array:

mount LABEL=RAID0 /ebs

Any ideas why the fstab entry does not work properly?

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Does 'mount /ebs', work? Have you tried removing "nobootwait"? – mgorven Oct 29 '12 at 5:30
The nobootwait was what was causing issues. Thanks! – VinnyD Oct 29 '12 at 5:38
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try removing the "nobootwait" option. The device may not be ready when filesystems are being mounted, and this option causes the startup scripts to just ignore it and carry on.

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