WARNING!: How do I Automount an Hard dRive in my Computer in Ubuntu?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sat Nov 28 19:19:52 UTC 2015


On Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:45:28 -0800, Keith wrote:
>On 11/27/2015 09:30 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> Consider this thread as not solved. Don't do the same, unless you
>> understand what you're doing.  
>
>Are you under the care of a psychiatrist?

Consider that people search mailing list archives to solve issues and
to learn. They should not follow something absolutely unusual. There is
one approach to solve this task, it's usage of fstab after reading one
of the two links posted by others. It's not smart to use a desktop
environment related application to mount at startup, if you don't know
how well its maintained and if you aren't sure it fulfils the integrity
check that is strongly recommended by the Ubuntu fstab help. IOW at
least people should ensure that at the very least fsck is periodically
executed or they need to remember to periodically run it manually.

You are free to risk what ever you want, it's your data and you can
set up your Linux as unusual as you want, you have got the freedom to do
so, since it's subject to your self-responsibility. But nobody searching
the mailing list archive for the _normal_ way to mount at startup,
should follow your advice.

Even if I would need a psychiatrist, I don not need a howto, to know how
to mount a hard disk drive at startup, but you should do yourself a
favour and believe me, that you need a howto.




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