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

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Sun Nov 29 16:25:42 UTC 2015

On Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:02:44 +0100, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>if your distro ships a well tested GUI tool by default that was added,
>tested and QAed for exactly this purpose by many people, using this
>tool is surely a proper advice ... 

Hi Oli,

if I'm mistaken, then please consider to edit the Ubuntu help pages to
make users reading the help pages aware, that there is a comfortable
GUI that can be used instead of /etc/fstab.

FWIW neither did I mention the English language, nor Arch Linux (resp.
I mentioned it, because somebody else linked to the Arch Wiki + the
Ubuntu help) for this thread, my complains are regarding technical
issues and I'm willing to learn.

Ok, since you seem to know gnome-disks and you didn't correct Colin
[1], I assume gnome-disks is a GUI to edit fstab. My apologies, I
wasn't aware of it, since I did not find any help page or Wiki
mentioning it.

It still would be interesting to learn how fsck, recommended by the
Ubuntu fstab help, is managed when using gnome-disks. Since I didn't
see a screenshot that shows fsck settings, I suspect it automatically
writes the value 2 to fstab, or how is it handled?

You didn't say a word, about my objection regarding mtab. Somebody
mentioned that copying a mtab entry of a manually mounted device to
fstab would be ok. If so, the Ubuntu help should mention it too and the
fsck recommendation should be removed. It's good that I learned that the
UIID isn't needed, that Ubuntu automatically protects against changing
the /dev/name.

I'm really sorry, it's my mistake, I did not know that Ubuntu
differs that much to other distros and that the Ubuntu fstab help is
that incomplete.

My apologies,

On Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:39:27 +0000, Colin Law wrote:
>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.

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