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Re: User rw Permissions on New Hard Drive

On Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 07:30:15AM +0000, Dekks Herton wrote:
David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
I always add an explicit rw or ro under options, along with defaults.
With systemd, I add nofail to any filesystems that aren't vital for
the system to run, which means the system will still boot fully
without them.

nofail is intended for removable drives that could be missing on boot,
such as Thinkpad ultrabay drives/CF or SD cards.

It is also, as he said, useful if you don't want a failure of a non-essential disk to make the system drop to single user on boot.