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

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 16:53:56 UTC 2012


On 13 March 2012 16:40, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
>
This seems to do what I'd expect it to do:
http://superuser.com/questions/53978/ubuntu-automatically-mount-external-drives-to-media-label-on-boot-without-a-u

The missing link is setting up udev correctly.

A bit further down it also mentions pysdm, which apparently helps with
creating the udev rules.

s/
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