Automatically mounting all volumes at boot

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Mar 6 19:58:53 UTC 2012

On 6 March 2012 19:31, Rashkae <ubuntu at> wrote:
> On 03/06/2012 01:12 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> 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?
> Possible, yes.  But I can't tell you how off the top of my head and a quick
> google search did not find an appropriate script.

No, I know that; I searched before asking.

> And probably not what you want anyhow.

Er, yes, it is, or else I would not have asked for it.

> Assuming your typical use case for this disk is to access the contents via a
> desktop GUI, you need only modify Ubuntu so that the console user (that,
> someone who is logged in from the physical computer screen/keyboard/mouse
> rather than network) has permission to mount internal drives.

No, not really!

I can mount drives from the GUI, but that is no help with (for
example) Dropbox, which will not start because my shared Dropbox
volume is not accessible at login.

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