Automatically mounting all volumes at boot

Liam Proven lproven at
Thu Mar 1 13:59:36 UTC 2012

On 1 March 2012 13:18, Marius Gedminas <marius at> wrote:
> 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?

Root can write to it, nobody else.
> 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?).

I believe I did that! :¬)

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