I'm trying to add mount --bind /proc/ /chroot/mysql/proc to /etc/fstab. How can I do this?

  • See the third paragraph of the section "The third field" in man fstab: "An entry swap denotes a file or partition to be used for swapping, cf. swapon(8). An entry ignore causes the line to be ignored. This is useful to show disk partitions which are currently unused. An entry none is useful for bind or move mounts." See also the previous section in man fstab, "The second field" that also mentions the use of "none". – Jonathan Ben-Avraham Aug 7 '16 at 5:30
  • In case anyone's wondering, it looks like you can no longer do the same thing on Mac OS X: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/197029/… – Sridhar Sarnobat Aug 28 '19 at 20:28

The mount command accepts --bind or -o bind.

In the /etc/fstab file, you can use the following line:

/source /destination none defaults,bind 0 0
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If I had a volume mounted at /media/3tb-vol1/Private/, and I wanted to bind it to /srv/Private I have a /etc/fstab like this.

/media/3tb-vol1/Private/ /srv/Private        none    bind
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  • This is truly, the shortest coding. I use it, and it works smooth – loved.by.Jesus May 13 at 11:02

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