What can I do to make Ubuntu automatically mount an external drive when it is connected to an eSATA port?
Currently I must go to Home Folder ▸ Go ▸ Computer and click on the disk to mount it.
This page lists all the methods available.
Note that one of them allows you to automount the drive at boot, for all users, without editing a single config file, through the 'pysdm' program.
Long story short: install pysdm, run it and click around.
Previously, when HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) was handling the hardware devices, you would follow the instructions found at http://vstone.eu/2009/04/hal-and-auto-mounting-external-e-sata-devices/
However, current distributions use
So, what needs to be done is edit
You would probably need to add your Vendor/Device IDs (similar to 0x1095, 0x3512). That is, add a single line similar to
You can find your Vendor/Device ID by using the command