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Error configuring mount unit file to mount a filesystem (Doc ID 2536440.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [3.8.13] and later
Linux x86-64


 When configuring mount unit file to mount a filesystem, it fails with the following error:

# systemctl start test.mount
Failed to start test.mount: Unit is not loaded properly: Invalid argument.
See system logs and 'systemctl status test.mount' for details.

# systemctl status test.mount
● test.mount - Test Mount Units
Loaded: error (Reason: Invalid argument)
Active: inactive (dead)
Where: /home/test
What: /dev/xvdb1

The /var/log/messages file shows the same errors:


Under /etc/systemd/system the mount unit file was created with name "test.mount".
The mount point directory created is /home/test.
Under the mount unit file options in the "Where=" the mount point configured is /home/test.
The device where the filesystem will be mounted is /dev/xvdb1 and it was defined under "What=" option.


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