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How do I do 'mount --bind' in /etc/fstab?

I'm trying to figure out how to add "mount --bind /proc/ /chroot/mysql/proc" to /etc/fstab, but how can I to do this?
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is there any advantage mounting an LV by UUID instead of by path?

I know I can specify mounts in fstab by either putting their path (like /dev/sda1 or /dev/mapper/myvg-logicalVolume1) or by fs label (LABEL=root) or by UUID (UUID=1234-5678-...). I see a clear ...
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Is it okay to copy an image file which is still mounted via a loop device?

I have a 100 GB image file which is created using dd. This image file is mounted via a loop device as read-write. I want to store a backup of this image file at a remote location. I have a script ...
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Differences between /dev/sda and /dev/sda1

I know that /dev/sda is the raw device, and that /dev/sda1 is the partition or virtual device. But I'm a little confused as to why the sda# only comes up some of the time, or only on certain systems. ...
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Force a process to update cwd after mount?

Redis is dumping snapshots to device that is rapidly running out of space. I've tried mounting a larger device to the snapshot directory, but Redis continues to dump snapshots to the smaller device. ...
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Unable to mount XP share using fs-cifs from Linux

I have a head unit that runs Linux that is connected to my PC via an Ethernet cable. I have a Windows XP share on this PC that the head unit needs to be able to mount, however, when mounting using the ...
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1answer
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Suppress EXT3-fs warning on mount

I am familiar with output suppress on Unix machines, ie: cat /file/that/doesnt/exist > /dev/null 2>& However I can't seem to suppress the output of mount when an ext3 filesystem is ...
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Mount a tar file - not possible?

It seems one cannot mount a tar file (read only), similarly as one mounts an ISO image file. At least, I have not found any implementation. It would be useful, for example to run a find command ...
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Mounting windows shares with Active Directory permissions

I've managed to get my Ubuntu (server 10.04 beta 2) box to accept logins from users with Active Directory credentials, now I'd like those users to access their permissible windows shares on a W2003 R2 ...
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1answer
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Automatically mount partition when needed

Can anyone suggest a method of mounting a partition (e.g. an NFS share) when a user changes into the directory it is set to be mounted to, and not on the system startup? So far I've been unable to ...
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How to change owner of mount point

We have moved mysql data directory to another disk, so now /var/lib/mysql is just a mount point to another partition. We set the owner of the /var/lib/mysql directory to mysql.mysql. But everytime we ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of hard versus soft mounts in UNIX?

This question may vary between distros but, in general, what are the advantages/disadvantages of using a hard or soft mount in the UNIX world? Are there certain situations where one is more ...