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

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 09:39:27 UTC 2015


On 28 November 2015 at 05:30, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:37:11 -0800, Keith wrote:
>>I have used the program 'gnome-disks' to setup auto mounting for my
>>second HDD. I didn't have to worry about hand editing a file and
>>getting it wrong.
>
> Warning!
>
> Consider this thread as not solved. Don't do the same, unless you
> understand what you're doing.
>
> Are you sure you did the right thing? What do you think why all of us
> mentioned fstab? Why do you think did I explain that copying mtab
> entries to fstab is risky?

I have never used it but it looks to me as if gnome-disks is just a
gui interface into fstab.  No doubt someone will correct me if that is
not correct.  If so then possibly the easiest way is to use
gnome-disks to set it up then, if required, edit fstab to change any
options that are not appropriate.  That will generally avoid the
possibility of making a serious error setting up fstab.

Colin



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