Automatically mounting all volumes at boot

Marius Gedminas marius at
Fri Mar 2 14:59:40 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 01:59:36PM +0000, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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.

Sounds like a permissions issue then.

> > 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! :¬)

If you want us to help you you'll have to provide more information.
E.g. the contents of /etc/fstab and the output of mount in both case
(when only root can write, and when all users can write).

Marius Gedminas
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