Automatically mounting all volumes at boot

Marius Gedminas marius at
Thu Mar 1 13:18:21 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 02:06:24AM +0000, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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.

Is it mounted -o ro, or is it just that the default ownership and
permissions do not let any of the users write to it?

Try comparing the output of

  mount | grep /dev/sdb6

before and after you do the remount with Nautilus thing.  Perhaps all
you need to do is add some options to your /etc/fstab (umask=0?).

Marius Gedminas
"Nothing ever goes missing that they don't look at me, ever since that
time I lost my horse. As if that could be helped. He was white and it
was snowing, what did they expect?"
                -- Dolorous Edd in "A Storm of Swords" by George R. R. Martin
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