Automatically mounting all volumes at boot

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 18:12:39 UTC 2012


On 2 March 2012 14:59, Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 01:59:36PM +0000, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 1 March 2012 13:18, Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> 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).

I'm happy enough to do that, but I'd rather have an answer to my
original, more general question:

Is it possible to have Ubuntu mount all visible filesystems
automatically on boot?

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