Auto mounting in Ubuntu 12.10

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Thu Nov 22 15:04:59 UTC 2012

On 22 November 2012 14:53, Peter Hillier-Brook <phb at> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Since upgrading Ubuntu to 12.10 I no longer have access to USB *AND* internal disks that were auto mounted in earlier releases. This problem only occurs with Unity-based systems: Kubuntu works fine, as does Lubuntu. Obviously I can mount them as root, but the tedium of finding the appropriate UUID is less than desirable.

Stop the automount service

sudo service autofs stop

Start it in the forground in verbose mode

sudo automount -f -v

Post the output if it's not obvious what the problem is.


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