[ubuntu-uk] Configure Ubuntu to automatically mount all volumes at boot or login

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 15:14:07 UTC 2012

Reposted from Ubuntu-users, where nobody was able to even give me a
pointer. Anyone here got any ideas?

This used to be the default behaviour, IIRC.

I keep a lot of non-critical stuff on a FAT32 volume shared with
Windows. I have put it into /etc/fstab manually; this worked at first,
but for some reason, it keeps mounting RO & I have to do a `sudo
umount /dev/sdb6` command to unmount it, then use Nautilus to remount
it for all users as RW.

What I'd rather like is the way Ubuntu /used/ to handle this in years
gone by: to just automatically mount all visible drives at boot time.

I've Googled but I can't find an easy way of achieving this. Is there one?

BTW, I don't mean to add them to /etc/fstab; I mean to just mount all
visible volumes, even when these change.

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