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

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How to “un-automount” external harddrive?

So I dualboot 12.10 and Win7. Both OSs are on the primary SSD while all commonly used data (documents, movies, music, profiles etc) is on a secondary NTFS-formatted HDD. Since I needed the NTFS ...
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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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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 Nexus 7 as USB device does not work

I connected USB cable from Nexus 7 running Ubuntu to my Ubuntu laptop but there is no new USB device found when I run lsusb. Is this function supported?
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Triggering an action when a specific volume is connected

I have a USB key that contains my keepass2 password database and I'd like to perform some actions when it is plugged into my computer, namely: Auto-mount it to some specific location When the ...
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Creating floppy drive special devices under Quantal

First, I'd like for the various special devices for different floppy capacities (like /dev/fd0u720 etc.) to be available. I tried to adapt some udev rules I found online. I tried this, which I saved ...
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How to configure the default automount location?

I recently upgraded from Mint 12 to Ubuntu 12.10 + Cinnamon. I have an external usb drive that when I plug it in, automatically mounts to /media/[username]/Backup/. Thing is, under Mint, it didn't ...
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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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How to automount usb drive reliably without fstab

I need a way to mount a usb drive without using fstab. I Cannot use fstab because the drive is not connected to my computer at boot. This causes an issue during any one off reboots because start up ...
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External 1TB WD USB 3.0 HDD is not detecting. Working perfectly find in Windows

My 1TB USB 3.0 was working fine earlier in Ubuntu as well as Windows. But lately it is not at all being detected in Ubuntu. It still works fine in Windows. I did update my Ubuntu to 12.10 but I am not ...
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Configure Autofs to access windows domain server

I want to configure autofs to access my windows domain server say my server in win2003 and want to access e$ I am able to access it graphical way But every time I restart the system I have to ...
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CIFS shares do not mount after upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04

I have seen issues close to my problem but no one seems to have a definitive answer as to what is going on and why the failure occurs. I have a number of NAS devices on my home network and on a ...
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How to disable automount for internal partitions?

how can I disable automount for NTFS/FAT partitions from internal diskdrives in Ubuntu 12.10?
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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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How to automount all external devices with read & write privileges? (Cannot edit tags of files from external drive)

I do not have enough understanding of this issue for the moment but please bear with me and I'll edit/improve the question to make it of more general scope as soon as I get proper help and I better ...
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How do I change the automount point?

In Ubuntu 12.10 automount point has changed from /media/xyz (like was in 12.04) into /media/"username"/xyz. This is a problem for me because I've my photos into an external usb HDD and Shotwell ...
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Only root-permissions to USB-drive after formatting with Gparted [duplicate]

I formatted my external USB-drive with GParted to ext2 file system. After that the usb-drive is automounted with root-permission and now I only can write with sudo to the drive. Of course I can change ...
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Mounting Samba share whenever it's available, unmounting when it's not

I am trying setup permanent samba share mounts. That's not too hard using these instructions. But, I want them to Automatically remount whenever I join the network where these shares are available. ...
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What happens under the hood when an USB drive is inserted?

Some systems use udev / pmount to automatically mount thumbdrives. How is that solved in Ubuntu (specifically, Ubuntu 12.04)? Apparently, neither the pmount package nor the corresponding udev rules ...
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Automount of external hard disk

I have an Intenso 6002560 1TB Memory Station - an external hard disk. This hard disk gets connected via Y-USB cable. When I connect both USB-ends to my Notebook, it gets recognized by my Ubuntu ...
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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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Disable auto-opening nautilus window after auto-mount

Every time I plug a USB stick in, nautilus opens a new window with the contents of the drive. I would like to disable this auto-opening of the nautilus window, but I would like the actual auto-mount ...
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Mounting Samba Shares at boot/login and using script

I have a Server running on desktop, since my aunt that lives with me is taking classes for MS office it is currently booting XP, so i have setup sharing of all my drives so i can access my files but ...
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fstab missing on Ubuntu 12.04.1

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 and there is no /etc/fstab This must be new in 12.04.1 because I was running 12.04 months ago and it was there. I didn't do an upgrade I did a clean install. Where has ...
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How to auto-mount a copied encrypted home

How can I auto-mount and use my encrypted home that I copied to another partition on the same hard disk? I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. My encrypted home is on sda1. There I've 2 users: userA and userB. ...
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How can I mount a fat filesystem automatically as Ubuntu starts?

I have a dual boot System with an Ubuntu-Filesystem a Windows Filesystem and another FAT Filesystem on my harddrive. My Thunderbird configuration is on that FAT partition. I tried different tools, but ...
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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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All files on automounted NTFS partition are marked as executable

I have set up an NTFS partition to automount via fstab: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with ...
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Store the passphrase of encrypted disk in /etc/crypttab encrypted

I'm wondering, if I can store the passphrase of an encrypted disk in /etc/crypttab encrypted - and only possible to decrypt that by that OS, where I created. Is it possible? (because, I want auto ...
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How to get rid of devices in the left panel of Nautilus?

I would like to rid of not mounted ntfs partition from Nautilus' right panel ( I just want 352 GB Filesystem - d drive to be there. First of all 352 GB Filesystem is in fact d so I do not know why ...
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How to automount removable devices with options?

I'd like to automount (using the XFCE desktop) USB devices with Btrfs. This works as with any other filesystem just by plugging it in and waiting for two or three seconds for it to appear under ...
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Sometimes Windows 7 NAS cannot be mounted

I can successfully connect my Xubuntu PC (cable-connected to office network) to a Windows NAS using this line in /etc/fstab: //Hall/Share /media/HallShare cifs ...
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How can I prevent ubuntu from mounting particular partitions/deivices?

I would like to stop Ubuntu from mounting my other (Windows') partitions automatically (since I do not need it really often - and especially I would like not to automount "System reserved" partition ...
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Why is ecryptfs only mounting private home directory over ssh?

The title says it all; my 12.04 server box will only decrypt and mount my home directory if I log in over SSH. Last night I needed some data off my server but I had left my laptop with my private keys ...
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How can I prevent a standard account to mount a specific partition?

I have a root account from which I do all of my tasks. I set up my partitions to mount at startup. I have also created an account for my younger brother. I do not want him to access specific ...
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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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where camera are mounted?

I have a canon PowerShot A3100 IS camera, and, as written in the title, I wanted to know where does the automount mount it when I connect it. Does anyone know ? thank you,
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NAS Storage not auto-mounting on-load

I'm using a GoFlex Home Storage device from Seagate. Now that I've figured out how to auto-mount my NAS storage by editing fstab. I'm having another issue. sudo mount -a on a started system mounts ...
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How to turn off “automatic display of contents” feature when a USB stick is attached

I know it's something quite minimal but I don't really like it when every time I insert a USB stick, the contents of the drive are immediately displayed in a "splash-like" way. How do I turn this off ...
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shotwell bugs with a canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Well, I have a canon PowerShot A3100 IS, and I have some problems while importing videos. When I try to copy them, it simply doesn't work, and when I try to import them, it starts buging, and the ...
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Accessing DVD or USB drive [closed]

When I insert a DVD or USB drive into the computer it does not open. Are there additional drivers that I need to install? I know the USB drive is working because I installed Ubuntu using it.
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Disable mount for internal HDDs

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (I'm using 12.04) and I am looking for a way to make it so that when I boot from my USB stick the internal HDDs of the computer I'm using dont mount. I would also like to know ...
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Nautilus uses different permissions for mounted drives

I've written two bash scripts to give read-only or read/write access to my NTFS partition: read-only access: sudo umount /media/Data_Drive/ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ...
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ecryptfs and ssh pubkey login - How automount and other stuff?

I have moved my ssh authorized_keys to an /etc/ssh/ subfolder, so I can login with pubkeys and have root in control of ssh access, but there are 2 problems left. It does not automount my users ...
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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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Automounting partitions on 1TB external hard disk

I am on Kubuntu 12.04. I have five labelled ext4 partitions on an external removable 1 TB external USB hard drive. When the drive is plugged in, a box pops up, asking me what I want to do for each ...
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Bad fstab, can't seem to fix

edit: Another thing that compounded/compounds the problem is that pysdm lets you add spaces in drive mount points, which I am pretty sure are not supported. edit: So. I downloaded a program that ...
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Disable automount notification for usb-drive

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell and on my computer I have a usb-drive (with two partitions) that are always plugged in. When I login there is always a notification that they have been mounted. ...
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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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How can I get rid of the motd message “*** /dev/sdb1 will be checked for errors at next reboot ***”? [duplicate]

My motd persistently has: *** /dev/sdb1 will be checked for errors at next reboot *** The problem is that I don't have /dev/sdb1 on my system. I only have /dev/sdb2 (mouted as /) and /dev/sda1 ...