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

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Why does it take 5-10 minutes to mount an external HDD?

I Have an external HDD drive (USB 3.0, 750Gb) almost full. When I connect it to a USB Port in my laptop (USB 3.0 or USB 2.0), it takes forever mounting it (like 5 to 10 minutes) but finally does it. ...
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How do I change the default permissions for automounted USB media?

tl;dr: How do I make gnome automount USB devices with permissions so that everyone in the group can access them instead of just one user that is logged in at the time the USB storage is plugged in? ...
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Sharing an encrypted home directory between Ubuntu installs

I am trying to "share" a home directory between two separate Ubuntu installations. On my HDD I have an Ubuntu 11.04 installation with a separate /home partition that uses encryption. My data currently ...
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xubuntu 13.10: automount usb sticks

I have a freshly installed Xubuntu 13.10 on the Lenovo T520 laptop. In the Settings Manager — Removable Drives and Media I have the Mount removable drives when hot-plugged and Mount removable media ...
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How to automount NTFS usb sticks on Xubuntu 12.10?

I'm running the Xubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo T520 laptop. If I plug a FAT formatted usb stick, it's mounted automatically, but if I plug in a NTFS formatted one, I have to mount it manually. How to ...
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Can´t mount win8 partition in Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Win8 and then used WIMI to install Ubuntu. The operative systems work fine, now to my trouble. I Can´t mount win8 partition in Ubuntu 12.04. Is this a known error? How can I fix ...
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Cannot automount any usb external device under quantal

I recently upgrade to quantal and I have to mount all my devices (usb key, extrernal hard drive and even data cd) manually. I get the following error message in a pop-up window when I insert any ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server auto mount usb to static location

I am trying to get a USB external hard drive (ext4) to automatically mount when it is plugged in. I used to have it working but has since stopped. I have tried the usbmount package however it will ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The disk drive for /mnt/sdc is not ready yet or not present

After adding a new hard disk to my computer I always get this error on startup: I tried to disable automount options with disks and kcmshell4 but the problem persists. How can I solve it? edit: ...
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13.10 problems with automount

I have recently updated to 13.10 and there is No automount for usb devices, Unable to shutdown/reboot from the menu, etc. I know about the Thread:(Upgrade to 13.10 - Cannot auto-mount drives) but ...
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Chrooting to a mounted USB Stick using SFTP

I would like to use SFTP over OpenSSH as a small FTP server. However I would like to use a mounted hard drive or USB stick as the chrooted directory for the user. As far as I see, chrooting is ...
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User permissions messed up after updating to 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 is not working properly since I upgraded from 13.04 - seems to be a problem with my user permissions: The GUI shut down and reboot buttons do not work (no response when clicking on ...
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How can I exclude a (already via fstab mounted) single partition from automounting?

Since I moved my (encrypted ecryptfs) /home to new partition on another disk and modifying my fstab, Xfce shows a shaded device icon on my desktop, which mounts the same partition (as it is done with ...
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Are manually mounted disks automatically properly unmounted on reboot/shutdown?

I am facing unsolved behaviour of automounting using fstab as described in Disk mounted shows wrong size in df, and appears empty So I used the workaround to have a fstab entry: ...
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Need a fixed DVD mount point for wine

I am having problems with wine under kubuntu 13.04. KDE automounts DVDs under /mount/LABEL, but wine need a fixed point like /media/cdrom to link to from .wine/dosdevices/. Should I put fixed mounts ...
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Why is different the behavior of udisk and udisk2 in Xubuntu for automounting USB2/3 drives?

I found out that I was unable to automount hdd via usb3.0 in Xubuntu 13.04. At the same time usb2.0 flash card could be mounted automatically. I solved the problem by installing udisks. Now Thunar ...
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USB devices do not appear in desktop or launcher (not automounted)

After a recent upgrade, the USB devices are not appearing in desktop or launcher. When plugged in, devices power up. lsusb shows this output, <truncated> Bus 001 Device 005: ID 174c:5106 ...
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Mount Drive at Start-up but MySQL can't see it

I'm trying to automount my drive using the following command in startup applications: /usr/bin/udisks --mount /dev/sdd1 However, MySQL fails to start when I mount the disk. On the contrary, if I ...
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USB drive not recognized, doest now show in lsusb or fdisk -l

I have a Ubuntu ppc install: Linux mini 3.2.0-17-powerpc #27-Ubuntu Fri Feb 24 15:40:47 UTC 2012 ppc ppc ppc GNU/Linux When I plugin an usb device I get the following in dmesg: [1253131.264079] ...
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Internal drive sdc sometimes mounts, but sometimes fails to mount and is assigned sda

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 (Kubuntu if it matters) and I have it set up to mount hard drives automatically on start-up (In System Settings under "Removable devices", I have the setting "Enable automatic ...
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USB emulated CDROM drive is not automounting (repurposed U3 smart USB stick)

I've used u3-tool to load a ISO onto my 2MB USB stick. If I'm running 13.04 or 12.04 and I place the flash drive in my PC, the remaining ~923MB fat32 partition auto-mounts, but not the emulated ...
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initctl status autofs is stuck on stop/starting

We have an issue with Upstart not restarting the autofs job when the automount process dies, and the Upstart job status gets stuck in the "stop/starting" state. The process is not automatically ...
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cifs shares not mounting (permission denied) lubuntu 12.10 via /etc/fstab

Before I upgraded to 12.10, I was able to mount my shares automatically. They're located on an Amahi Home Server running Fedora 14. I'm able to access them without any problems via PacManFM (I'm using ...
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Automount Encrypted Home partition on Boot

After update around 1 month ago my laptop did not mount encrypted home partition on login/boot (not sure when this happened before) - which results to unable to login. Now I have to manually switch ...
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reasonable USB mount points

Plugging in my Android cellphone in Mass Storage mode mounts the SD card via USB onto an insane pathname like /media/sp;<_html>/ which of course causes problems later with other programs like ...
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Quantal 12.10 - how to mount at startup with the new naming system?

I have noticed that Quantal now mounts each partition under a root like /media/<user> Since I need to auto-mount a partition at startup and this naming convention is totally new for me I was ...
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Any easy way to have ubuntu remount all currently mounted devices on reboot?

Any easy way to have ubuntu remount all currently mounted devices on reboot? I know that I can add the entries to fstab, but I would prefer a method that would just "remember" what I currently have ...
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Problems mounting remote folder

I'm having a problem mounting a folder called NAS in our Ubuntu 14LTS and with a folder located in one of our NAS (/mnt/NAS). Both are accessible and they can ping each other. I followed these steps ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I get my pendrive to work again

I had a FAT32 formatted usb drive, which when opened in ubuntu displayed a folder named "System Volume Information". I deleted this folder and then I was unable to open the Pendrive using nautillus. ...
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Disabling the display of mounted partitions on Unity launcher

On Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit is it possible to disable the displayed shortcut to mounted partitions. I have included a partition that was not present at the installation time in the /etc/fstab file ...
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Fails to auto-mount device & Error mounting system managed device(Ubuntu 14.04)

I used auto-mount option in Ubuntu 14.04 for mounting my all drives at startup. All drives mounts automatically on startup except /dev/sda3. (Let me clarify that /dev/sda3 is ext4 file-system and ...
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configuring apt to use installation dvd as a package source in kubuntu 14.04

I've just installed kubuntu 14.04, and as I have infrequent network connectivity I would like apt to use the installation media as a package source whenever possible. However, I don't seem to be ...
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Why is particular USB-drive not auto mounted as others are?

I have a couple of USB-harddrives that I use with my stationary computer, all of them are formatted as ext4. One single of them doesn't automount as all the others do. What can be the reasons for ...