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Hey guys...I have been trying to get mhddfs to start at boot with a line in fstab but for the some reason it doesn't work the way I'm expecting it too.

when I run the command
mhddfs /mnt/i/Movies,/mnt/j/Movies,/mnt/k/Movies /mnt/Movies -o allow_other
it works fine...all my folders are combined into the /mnt/Movies folder, perfect. but when I try to set it in fstab my /mnt/Movies folder is empty after restart. the command I use
mhddfs#/mnt/i/Movies,/mnt/j/Movies,/mnt/k/Movies /mnt/Movies fuse defaults,allow_other 0 0
looks correct to me but was wondering if maybe staring at it too long was starting to wear on me.

Here is a page including some examples.

my command df -hT
Filesystem    Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdc1     ext4    7.4G  1.1G  6.0G  15% /
tmpfs        tmpfs   1002M     0 1002M   0% /lib/init/rw
udev         tmpfs    998M  148K  997M   1% /dev
tmpfs        tmpfs   1002M     0 1002M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdc2     ext3    1.9G  153M  1.6G   9% /home
/dev/sdc4      jfs    454G  225G  229G  50% /mnt/h
/dev/sda1      jfs    1.4T  1.4T  3.8G 100% /mnt/i
/dev/sdb1      jfs    1.4T  1.4T  1.1G 100% /mnt/j
/dev/sdd1      jfs    1.4T  214G  1.2T  16% /mnt/k
not sure if this is pertinent but I have directories on each of the drives shared via samba and can browse them fine.

    writeable = yes
    path = /mnt/h

    browseable = no
    writeable = yes
    path = /mnt/i
    browseable = no
    writeable = yes
    path = /mnt/j
    browseable = no
    writeable = yes
    path = /mnt/k

        writeable = no
        path = /mnt/Movies
Thanks for your time.
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I had never heard about mhddfs before ,but now that you mentioned it I looked it up and I really like it (at least in theory, haven't tried it yet obviously).

I just read the following write-up about it:

Anyway with regards to your mount at boot problem, without any practical experience of mhddfs I can think of only one reason why it might not mount: the mhddfs kernel module (assuming it uses one) or the fuse kernel module might not be loaded.

I don't know what distro you use, but in Mandriva I would try to put the kernel module name in /etc/modprobe.preload.

Also it might be worth looking through the output of dmesg to see if there are any related error messages, which could help point towards the cause.

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