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

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 16:40:25 UTC 2012

On 13 March 2012 15:29, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> If automount doesn't do it and can't be made to do it, then you'd probably
> have to script it. I'm finding that gparted makes it a lot easier to do that
> sort of thing.

I've installed automount - nothing works automagically, certainly. If
it has to be manually configured, could you give me any pointers to a
HOWTO or anything?

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