I’m trying to mount my NAS as a local folder using FTP. Following the instructions provided here, I added the following line to my
curlftpfs#USER:PASSWORD@ftp.example.com /mnt/nas fuse auto,user,uid=3000,allow_other,_netdev 0 0
This is after I created the
/mnt/nas folder. 3000 is my user’s ID and of course, I replaced the credentials with my own.
But when I run
mount -a, I face the following prompt:
❯ mount -a
mount: Partition: must be superuser to use mount.
dmesg(1) may have more information after failed mount system call.
mount: (hint) your fstab has been modified, but systemd still uses
the old version; use 'systemctl daemon-reload' to reload.
fuse: bad mount point `/mnt/nas': No such file or directory
And if I restart the machine, it does not boot until I remove the line from
/etc/fstab. Can someone please tell me what am I doing wrong? I’ve tested the FTP access using FileZilla and it works. Even the following command works:
❯ curlftpfs ftp://USER:PASSWORD@ftp.example.com/ ~/nas
The only scenario that does not work is when I use
I just realized that in the scenarios that the
curlftpfs works, my access to the FTP server is read-only. While when I use FileZilla with the same credentials, it’s read and write!
After a closer look, I realized that I do have write access but when I try to create a new file, Dolphin shows this error message:
Could not write to /home/mehran/nas/test/Text File.txt.part.
But if I use
nano or even Kate, both can write into a file within that folder. I can even create new folders too. It’s just creating new files using Dolphin is failing. Perhaps this part could be overlooked.
Back to the original question, why editing
/etc/fstab is failing?