Automatically mounting all volumes at boot

Rashkae ubuntu at
Wed Mar 7 15:46:54 UTC 2012

On 03/07/2012 09:57 AM, Rigved Rakshit wrote:
> I had a similar issue on a Debian system that had a vfat (fat32) filesystem
> from a previous XP install. I could mount filesystem, but could not
> read/write to it. I asked on the #debian IRC channel and they told me this:
> The permissions in fstab (like users etc.) allow non-sudo users to
> mount/umount the drive. But reading/writing to the drive is not managed by
> fstab. In short, the permissions for reading/writing cannot be confgured
> from fstab.

Again, I'm sorry, but this is wrong.  Permissions for Fat/NTFS 
filesystems are specified with the mount command when it is mounted 
(whether it is mounted manually by the user or automatically by the 
Desktop.)  Putting them in fstab is a way to create your own defaults.

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