Questions about mounting filesystems automatically, either at boot time or when plugging in

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usb stick only automounts when plugged into ac power

I am only able to automount, or mount, my USB stick when the AC power is plugged in. When using battery power, my USB stick never mounts. Can anyone help?
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Mount NFS share using autofs

I have a NFS share on a local Ubuntu Server (Ubuntu Server 14.04) that I'm trying to automount on my work station (Xubuntu 15.04). I've found out that it can be achieved using autofs and I've set it ...
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Could not access an NTFS drive after making it auto-mount, Ubuntu 14.04 (Win7 not installed)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN. After making an NTFS drive auto-mount from Disks->Edit Mount Options->Automatic Mount Options->Mount at Startup(Checked). There are 3 volumes in Disks ...
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Why mounts are shared on Ubuntu 15.04, and how to turn it off?

This breaks unshare(CLONE_NEWNS), and feels like leftover from some testings. Ubuntu 15.04: nir@reed:~$ grep '/ / ' /proc/self/mountinfo 21 0 8:5 / / rw,relatime shared:1 - ext4 ...
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Transient incorrect user and group name mapping of NFS4 automounted files on Xubuntu 14.04 client

Keywords: xubuntu 14.04, automount, 4294967294, incorrect user name mapping, nfs_v4, solaris11 server I have a Solaris11 fileserver that exports a couple of file systems over NFS. The Xubuntu 14.04 ...
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How to automount a share on every user on the computer? [duplicate]

I want to automount a share from a Ubuntu file-server on my Ubuntu client. I managed to actually mount it with with the following line in /etc/fstab : //192.168.1.64/myProj3kt/myProj3kt ...
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fstab doesn't mount on bootup, but mount - a works

I am trying to mount a QNAP NAS drive through fstab, but it doesn't mount on boot. Both devices are on the same 192.168.1.x network. It will however mount if I run 'sudo mount -a' - but the mount ...
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Disable usb automount for all users

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LTSP. I am using usbmount to mount usb thumbdrives outside of the desktop which works great. The problem is that when a user is logged into the desktop and connects a ...
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Disable automounting of hard disks on ubuntu live

I have an ubuntu live USB. When I try to boot it on a computer with a SATA hard disk, it automounts the hard disk and that would seem to corrupt the windows 7 installation which is on the hard disk. ...
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AutoFS with NTFS not mounting

I've dabbled a bit into getting rid of udev for mounting ntfs usb-sticks at boot time and when hotplugging because it seems to have troubles with fuseblk when using systemd. Since usbdisk is not a ...
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Creating Your Own Mount Point for USB Drive

I have an external USB drive which is always plugged in. I have modified fstab and created a folder in media so that the drive is mounted at media/drive_name. However, is automount is enabled, every ...
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Auto Mount In Ubuntu 14.04

When I plug-in my USB Hard Disk which has a NTFS file system, it mounts automatically and works properly. I am interested to know how this process works. For this, I checked the logs appearing in ...
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USB ports not working

I installed ubuntu14.04 yesterday through a usb stick. Everything was fine. I installed few softwares and updated everything. Now suddenly usb sticks are not working any more. I inserted pendrives ...
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Internal drives partitions are not showing!

I'm using Sony-Vaio netbook with 2GB ram and 250GB hdd. I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS which I'm enjoying very much. I've 4 partitions as under: /dev/sda1 >> 30GB >> Linux /dev/sda2>> 10GB>> ...
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USB device not detected

I have an audio recorder plugged to the laptop via USB. However, it is not correctly mounted by Ubuntu. I haven't plugged it since some weeks, but I'm sure that the last time it was correctly ...
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NFS server and client configuration

Trying to configure NFS server and client, but it does not work. autofs does not automount the NFS from server. # this is for NFS server apt-get install nfs-kernel-server apt-get install nfs-common ...
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Automount of CIFS share fails during boot while mount -a works after login

I am trying to automatically mount a CIFS share on a Synology NAS during boot time. I am on a 14.04 LTS Workstation. Everything works fine when I manually mount the share using the fstab entry, ...
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Automount of USB memory devices in VT

It seems that when in a DE inside X automount works properly. When instead I'm in a virtual terminal (even with X running in another), there is no automount working. When I plug the device nothing is ...
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mount sshfs at boot using /etc/fstab

I'm trying to edit /etc/fstab in order to mount a drive from my server on my personal workstation. However I am having issues: selah@selah-OptiPlex-9020:~$ cat /etc/fstab | grep wwbp ...
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ntfs drive shows in file manager but need to mount it before i can access it [duplicate]

i have changed from Windows 7 to Ubuntu...deleted windows boot-loader & installed Ubuntu on Windows C drive. The other partitions on laptop do not mount automatically but the external hard drive ...
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mount point changed

in my machine I have a partition that I mount after logging in. Usually it is mounted in /media/Data Since yesterday (I don't know what I did) it is mounted in /media/Data_ and the mounting ...
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Automatic NTFS Partition Mount on Startup

I have been looking through other answers on this site but I can't seem to get automatic mount of a partition quite right. I want the partition to automount on startup, and the partition is NTFS ...
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How to connect mp3-player?

Can you give advice how to auto-mount an mp3-player in Ubuntu 14.04. I've connected the mp3 player to a notebook using an USB cable but it is not automatically mounted. update #1: player ORION ...
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Understanding the zfs boot services with systemd on Ubuntu

I would like to understand exactly how zfs is being initiated at boot running systemd on Ubuntu. Although the system boots fine it appears not all zfs filesystems automount, and zpools need to be ...
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How to prevent duplicate bind mounts?

My fstab contains this: 192.168.0.8:/mnt/HD/HD_a2 /media/storage nfs rw,user,auto,hard,intr 0 0 /media/nas/Music /home/benubird/Music none bind,user,auto 0 0 If I run mount /media/nas twice, the ...
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x-systemd.automount & CIFS shares in fstab

In my /etc/fstab, I have set up a few CIFS shares to be mounted, using the template shown below: //192.168.0.1/volume /mnt/mountpoint/ cifs ...
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Change eCryptFS mount options (remove nosuid)?

Is there a way to modify the mount options for an encrypted home partition on Ubuntu, specifically to remove the nosuid option? Relatedly, is removing nosuid likely to cause any difficulties mounting ...
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Davfs mount is owned by root

I have a webdav share that is automatically mounted at login on my Ubuntu server 14.04 (with Xfce desktop). The problem is that for some reason the share owned by root and I can't move any files there ...
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Mount Ubuntu server directory onto local Ubuntu machine, access via terminal

I'm working locally on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine and I often need to access an Ubuntu 12.04 server. I would like to mount my home drive on the server as a directory on my local machine. It is ...
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NAS won't auto-mount at boot + qBittorrent issues

I want to set up a low-powered system with a netbook (Eee PC) and a NAS for torrent purpose. I’ve made a clean install of Lubuntu 14.10 as I think it’s the best option for my machine (1GB RAM). The ...
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2 PC's drive problems

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and have tried to get a drive to mount using the examples at the Ubuntu site. The drive worked fine in the LiveCD and after installation and several reboots, it refused to ...
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Secondary drive is not auto mounting

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and installed a second SSD drive in my laptop. Everything works great - except - if I reboot my laptop then other programs do not see the drive until I open up Files and click ...
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Fakeraid in Ubuntu 14.04 wont auto assemble on boot

I'm trying to setup a 4TB raid 1 using fakeraid (intel matrix storage manager) as secondary storage. I'm able to assemble the raid manually using mdadm with the following commands: sudo mdadm ...
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Loop partition blocks mounting the drive

I have 2 hard disks WD my passport 1TB and WD my book 2TB, I think a virus is causing a mount failure and I can't mount any of my drives on any operating system. On my passport I confirmed an extra ...
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how to automount sda2 partition

How do I mount sda2 from sda1? thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ sudo parted -l Model: ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos ...
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How can I mount an NFS drive via fstab

I am trying to auto-mount my NFS drives, but it doesn't work too well sadly. What does work is mounting from CLI: me@client:/$ sudo mount 192.168.178.4:/mountdir /mnt/mountdir me@client:/$ mount -t ...
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How can I get an encrypted flash drive to automount in Gnome+xmonad?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I'm using the default Unity desktop environment (or using the Gnome Classic session with Metacity), a flash drive with a LUKS-encrypted filesystem is automatically ...
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First Generation ipod Shuffle does not automount in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 1GB First Generation ipod Shuffle, thought it would be fun to see if it still works. Have verified it is functioning on a Win/PC and a Mac and it plays music. When I plug it in to my ubuntu ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 (Thunar) won't auto-mount exfat partitions even with exfat-fuse and exfat-utils installed

I have a flashdrive that is formatted with exfat where I store all my documents and such. I have successfully used it with ArchLinux and Nautilus, where it auto-mounted when plugged in without any ...
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Can you automaticaly mount partition when a program needs it?

Is there a way to mount the partition automatically when calibre starts? My calibre library resides on another partition. I made it so so that I can use the library both in windows and in ubuntu. If ...
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Weird SMB mount issue (again) - cannot mount from fstab

This is a frequent question, I know, but I need to ask again because none of the solutions comments and answers here and elsewhere give me a clue as to what is happening. I am running a NAS box with a ...
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Bind in fstab not mounting

My project files are kept on a separate hard-drive from everything else, mounted at /media/jonah/data. Within it is a folder called Projects, that I like to have accessible from my home directory for ...
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Permamounting an HDD or partition

happy new year tp all of you, hope that this new year brings you all joy and happiness and succes, money, women, all that your hearts desire. Im here on a quest, to seek help: I have Linux on a ...
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How do I fully disable 'auto-mount' of USB drives under Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Background: I've tried using the dconf-editor tool and have unchecked the 'automount []' and 'automount-open []' options, under the 'org->gnome->media-handling' parameter set. (I've even cleared the ...
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How can I get a vfat pendrive to automount as posixovl filesystem?

I'd like to use my pendrive primarily for storing various data for my Linux (and not losing metadata like permissions and ownerships), but I don't want to exclude access to it from Windows - e.g. if I ...
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USB hard disk automounts with additional audio disc

I have 3 external hard drives, and whenever I plug any of them in, an additional 'audio disc' shows up in the launcher and file browsers. In the launcher and Dolphin it does nothing when clicked; in ...
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mounting a drive in ubuntu to share it in Plex

I've recently purchased a DLink NAS device and I have mounted it in Ubuntu using the graphical interface and can browse to the files graphically. However, when I open Plex i can't see the mounts and ...
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Prevent hidden (for Windows 8.1) FAT32 partitions from being mounted when not even referenced in fstab?

I have two FAT32 partitions on my internal HDD that keep being (auto?) mounted by a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 even though there is no reference to them whatsoever in /etc/fstab. If they were ...
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The disk drive is not ready or not present

I want to permanently mount a secondary internal hard disk. The problem is that sometimes it's sdg. Other times after reboot it's sdb. How does fstab know which? My current fstab entry points to ...
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gnupg permissions problems on dual OS machine

I am running Thunderbird with GnuPG on a dual OS machine (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1). I forward Ubuntu's GnuPG to the Windows GnuPG with a symlink (according ...