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

Andy Braben andybraben at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 15:28:24 UTC 2012

On 13 March 2012 15:14, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Local partitions are listed in Nautilus and just clicking them mounts them.

Network volumes I have bookmarked, so that just selecting the bookmark
mounts it.

Mounting all visible drives at mount time should be an easy setting, but I
wouldn't necessarily want it to be the default, as not everyone would have
that requirement.

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