Automount on 8.10

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Sun Dec 7 13:42:43 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 7:18 AM, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at> wrote:
> 2008/12/7 David McGlone <d.mcglone at>:
>> On Saturday 06 December 2008 11:25:24 am Jonas Pedersen wrote:
>>> David McGlone wrote:
>>> > Hi all,
>>> >
>>> > Does anyone know how to automount separate partitions with 8.10? I have a
>>> > separate partition that will not automount unless I open dolphin and
>>> > click on it and supply a password. When I look in fstab there is no entry
>>> > for the partition and I don't know if It's possible to add my own entry
>>> > like I have always done in previous version.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks,
>>> You can add your own entry to fstab as you have done in previous versions.
>> Thanks. I wasn't sure if it was allowed anymore, since the behavior changed in
>> such a way that I was asking myself why would the developers do this.
> For disks that you always have connected and want to have mounted
> thats still the preferred way. For removable media let HAL do the
> mounting.

I recently shuffled a bunch of disk around and replaced one.  It made
me appreciate using UUID instead of device names in fstab.  The device
name changed based on where I moved the disk, but the UUID remained
the  same so the mounting continued to work.  I only needed to remove
the entry for the drive I removed, and one for the new drive.

I recommend using UUID when you add the entry to your fstab.


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