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

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Tue Mar 13 15:31:47 UTC 2012

On 13/03/12 15:14, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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.

As far as I can see, any filesystem plugged in after Ubuntu has booted 
will be auto-mounted.  Filesystems that are present on boot need to be 
specifically referenced in fstab.  I have the line: /dev/sdb1    
/media/storage    auto    defaults    0    0
in fstab.  This mounts whatever drive is in my trayless caddy at boot.  
Usually a 1 TB storage drive, but sometimes a drive with Windows on it.  
One is formatted ext4 and the other ntfs.  It mounts either.

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