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

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Problem after upgrading to 14.04: Unable to mount - Not authorized

This is the first time I ever post on this forum. I have used Ubuntu for 7 years, and every time I've had a problem, I have browsed the web and I have been able to solve it thanks to the help given on ...
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SD card not automatically mounted

This is happening on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04 (the latter after I got frustrated to the point of formatting and reinstalling). I have an Asus Eee with a built in SD card slot. I used to ...
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Mounting USB disks automatically

I run Lubuntu 14.04 (without a display manager). When I connect a USB disk it is not automatically mounted and it doesn't show up in the file manager PCManFM. What daemon do I need to run to enable ...
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How do I get my internal HDD to mount at startup?

It's either not intuitive or not working in Ubuntu 14.04. I want to mount my internal HDD at at startup (I boot from an SSD). I attempt to set this, following this procedure: Open Disks utility ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Automount ext4 USB Stick as root

I recently formatted my new Sandisk USB Stick with linux from the default FAT32 to ext4. Unfortunatelly, when Thunar Automounts the stick, it is mounted as root and not as the current user, so if I ...
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automount command in start up manager

How to automount a partition after boot up? In ubuntu 12.04 it worked via automount command in the start up manager: udisks --mount /dev/sda5 but it does not work in ubuntu 14.04. Does any one ...
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How to automount new SATA HDD / USB devices at startup without FSTAB

In my Xubuntu sata disk partitions is not automounted. I have to go to partition and only then it's mounted. and its not good for me, it have to be already automounted without me going to that ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Automount USB Stick as root

I tried to read up a bunch of things on that topic, but nothing so far solved my problem. Everytime I plug-in a USB flash drive it gets automounted to /media/user/ as root. Currently it's a ext4 ...
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Battling Nautilus / automount - something is undoing 'udisksctl power-off'

This Q/A comes close to an 'answer', but provides just a way to disable automounting ENTIRELY - I must stress: do not want to disable functionality. As I insert a CF (Compact Flash card) into the ...
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External HDD not automounting at startup with udisksctl

Ubuntu 13.10 here. I have two external HDDs that are (almost) always plugged in. I want them to automout at startup, so I added two startup entries: udisksctl mount --block-device ...
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Nautilus does not mount usb storage automatically

devices are recognized and can be mounted using mount command (see Ubuntu 12.04 stopped suddenly to recognize all usb storage.) but are not automatically mounted. using Ubuntu 12.04 on dell Lattitude ...
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Auto-Mount USB drives when plugged in

I have some old USB-drives that sometimes unmount itself but I don't have the time to replace them by better drives so soon. How can I configure Ubuntu 14.04 so it automatically re-mounts the ...
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Getting a drive to automount on startup [duplicate]

I've got a drive (well, a separate partition actually) that has my music on it, and in theory I should just be able to hit play in Rhythmbox and it'll work. But for some reason, I need to personally ...
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How to automount NTFS partitions ?

I have two NTFS partitions, and I don't want to mount them everytime I start Ubuntu. How can I do this ? Is there a tool or a code to use? If so, is it safe to automount? specially when they are ...
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Mounting cifs network shares when logging into user account?

I have a couple of network shares mounted with cifs in fstab and it works fine when the network is up. However, this is a laptop and often my wi-fi connection isn't up when mounting is triggered by ...
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NFS_AutoMount not mounting readynas shares Ubuntu server 14.04

Hi all got NFS_automount installed on a server running Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that automoun` won't mount the NFS share I have on my readynas. This is from the conf file: ...
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Why can't I mount a USB device in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I try to mount a USB storage device, I receive an error stating that I am not authorized to perform the operation. I've added myself to the fuse and plugdev user groups to no avail.
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Disable PTP/MTP automount under Ubuntu 13.10 (to play nicely with Android ADB)

I'm trying to use ADB to connect to a Jellybean tablet under Ubuntu 13.10 (confirmed that it works fine under Windows). The issue I'm having is that this tablet insists on always identifying itself ...
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Ubuntu Is No Longer recognizing External Hard Drives

After booting my machine today, Ubuntu 13.10 stopped recognizing my external hard drives. It isn't a hardware error because my keyboard/mouse still work, and I can still mount drives manually. Is ...
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Need to take control over booting process

Need to create a modified Ubuntu live image which needs to mount all the available partitions on all available disks but only in read-only mode by default. I know that I can do that with the root (/) ...
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How do I automount partitions on statup, Xubuntu 14.04

Recently, I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Xubuntu 14.04. I have 2 partitions on my computer: One for windows and one for ubuntu. I keep all my music and junk on the Windows partitio, so when I click ...
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How to set up password check on unmounting NTFS partitions?

I have dual boot PC laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. My PC has two hard drivers: /dev/sda - that is SSD drive containing Windows C: NTFS partition and Ubuntu / and swap filesystems. /dev/sdb ...
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Best practice for mounting/unmounting loopback devices on a network share?

I am looking for a preferred way to automatically mount and unmount disk images (i.e., loopback files) on a network drive. Unfortunately /etc/init.d/umountnfs does not check for loopback devices. ...
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How to disable automount of an harddrive?

I am working on a project, and for this I need to disable the aumounting of hard-drives in Ubuntu both at startup and when I plug an hard-drive. I tried one solution with "edit-conf" disabling ...
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Unity “File” button opening a separate window when automounting USB

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I plug an USB drive it automounts it normally and opens a Nautilus window. However, when I change to another window and then try to return to my files by clicking ...
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How mount NTFS - External Hard Drive at startup with execute permission

I want to change steam library to my NTFS - External Hard Drive but it shows New steam library folder must be on a filesystem mounted with execute permission So how mount my NTFS - External ...
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Ubuntu mount points to enable a BTSync share - consistent mount point

My additional HDD's mount to location media/username/PartitionName Using the BTSync software to create a folder sync, I am trying to point to a Mountpoint and folder location. BTSync only seems to ...
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Mounting and dismouting removable volumes changing users

Computer with 2 or 3 users. I put a dvd or plug an usb key in the system and everything is OK ! If I change of user, everything becomes out of order even the user is an administrator. I understand ...
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How to get gvfs to automount removable devices when not using Unity or Gnome Shell

Back in 13.04 I switched from using Unity to using a Gnome session with i3. My setup is a based on this one. $ cat /usr/share/xsessions/gnome-i3.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=GNOME with i3 Comment=A ...
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Luks Disk Encryption

I have setup disk encryption with 'LUKS' and configure it to auto mount when the system boots up. So now as it supposed, it prompts me a passphrase when the system boots up. If i enter the correct ...
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How to prevent a partition from being mounted [by dolphin]?

I have a partition taking a whole separate drive that I use for backups. I don't want it to be automounted at startup or mounted by anything I'm not aware of because else it would kill the purpose of ...
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Make NTFS automount even more “auto”

I have dual boot Ubuntu/Windows. I have one relatively small NTFS partition for Win, one ext4 for Ubuntu and one big NTFS for data that's shared between the systems. I like that the NTFS partitions ...
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How to make hdd's mount at startup in ubuntu 12.04

How do you make HDDs and partitions mount at startup with the ubuntu system? I always keep my media and data files on separate partitions - one 2tb HDD and a 400 odd gig partition. I have been ...
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Securely automount encrypted drive at user login

An encrypted /home directory gets mounted automatically for me when I log in. I have a second internal hard drive that I've formatted and encrypted with Disk Utility. I want it to be automatically ...
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Can't automatically mount ext4 partitions under Ubuntu 14.04 (but can mount NTFS ones)

So I just got alongside my Windows 8.1 a cool Ubuntu 14.04 and quite happy with it (my default OS now). I just have a problem: the fact that I can't mount ext4 partitions at boot is quite annoying. I ...
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For a Custom 14.04 LiveCD, when and where to set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false

I am using UCK to create a locked down Kiosk 14.04 Live CD that can do VPN and RDP, but not access USB, Floppy, hard disk, or any other storage but the CD it was booted from. If I issue in the UCK ...
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Have to mount the “data” partition every time

At my laptop I have one HDD with 2 partitions (OS and DATA). Each time Ubuntu starts I have to mount it firstly so that I have access to it. I want it to be automatically mounted. How can I do that? ...
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getting rid of dialog box when android phone connected

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, whenever I connect my Android Galaxy SII to my laptop via USB to charge, I get a dialog box that says Unable to mount SAMSUNG Android Unable to open MTP ...
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Do not mount partition on external disk

I have a Sony ebook reader and when I connect it to the computer via USB two partitions get mounted. One of them is a read-only partition which is needed only the first time on Windows. So every time ...
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Lubuntu - Disable “Removable media is inserted” window

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my Intel Nuc, together with XBMC to create a home theater PC and encountered a small problem while I inserted a USB stick into the HTPC. It seems that the default "a ...
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Mount external Hard Drive with /etc/fstab on ubuntu 14.04 problems

I have been stuck for about two days trying to get this to work properly. I have done all of the following with still no luck. I'm trying to auto permanently mount to a 2 TB Seagate Central that is ...
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How to automount a partition on login?

I have my musics in another partition of the HD, and I would like that, on login, the partition to be auto-mounted, so I can just open the media player and listen to my music. Is there a way?
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Samba shares won't automount on boot from fstab

I have FSAT setup to mount a CIFs share, but on boot up the share never gets mounted. However, if I run mount -a after boot up, it mounts everything just fine. Here's what my fstab looks like. Ignore ...
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virtualbox doesnt recognize automonted partition

I have image of virtual win7_64 on a DATA partition which doesn't mount automatically, so.. not to open it manually every time before I run VirtualBox I did: http://askubuntu.com/a/165462/258828 ...
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Virtualbox shared folder mount from fstab fails; works once bootup is complete

I've got Ubuntu 13.10 installed in Virtualbox 4.3. The host machine is Windows. I have a couple of Virtualbox shared folders being mounted by /etc/fstab. Until recently this setup worked just fine, ...
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MATE tries to automount floppy drive every login even if empty. How to make it stop?

My PC has a 3.5" floppy drive and yes, I do use it. (Retrocomputing hobby.) I use Ubuntu 12.10 with MATE. At every login, the floppy drive lights up and I get the following message box: The title ...
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Mount volume only after booting up

I have configured GlusterFS between two Ubuntu servers and mounting the Gluster volume under /var/www directory. Since I am using only two servers, I had to install glusterfs-client in the same ...
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Cannot mount LUKS encrypted USB on boot after 12.10 upgrade

I use a USB disk to backup my Ubuntu machine and store the video files I work with. It is formated to ext4 and uses LUKS encription. When I was using 12.04 it was working flawlessly and would mount ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox Guest USB Drive Mounting Works For Some Devices but Not Others

I have a VirtualBox ubuntu guest running on a osx host. I've searched the web and implemented the solution for similar problems, but nothing has helped me resolve my issue. When I connect my phone, ...
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How to get permissions for all users for new drive added to the system - 12.10

I've added a new disk with a single ext4 partition and I want to use this as a shared multimedia drive /dev/sdd1 for all users and occasional samba users. It seems to work ok while I am logged in as ...