Automatically mounting all volumes at boot

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Mar 6 20:17:29 UTC 2012

On 6 March 2012 20:16, Rigved Rakshit <r.phate at> 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?
> Yes, it is possible.
>> 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.
> Your problem is of permissions. Auto-mount the vfat system normally using fstab (whichever options you require or defaults). Then, change the permissions on the folder as such:

It is not a permissions issue. I can mount the drive just fine from
the command line or the GUI.

I do not want *just* this drive mounted. I want *all* drives mounted,
at boot, before X loads and before I login.

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