I've used XBMC live in the past and have been happy with manually editing /etc/fstab to configure disks to automatically mount.
Now I am running Ubuntu 12.10. Within "disks" i have the mount options on the drives set to "Automatic Mount Options: On" but the disks are'nt mounted until I access them.
The disks aren't listed in /etc/fstab- I could add them by hand, but I am expecting the GUI to take care of it?
Is there something i'm missing?