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

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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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I can't get my internal HDD to mount at startup - am I missing something?

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 Select the disk Below, the disk's Volumes, click on the More ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Disable Local disks mount and USB mount

am using ubuntu ltsp fat client ... is ther a way to disable fat-clints from mounting USB storage devices .. also is there a way for hiding fat-clients local hard-disk from being mounted ?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Why isn't my Upstart script running on 14.04?

I have the following Upstart script saved as /etc/init/automount.conf: description "SOME DESCRIPTION" start on startup task exec mount -t vboxsf WebApps -o rw,dmode=777,gid=GROUP_ID,uid=USER_ID ...
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How to prevent USB Drives from auto-remounting after remove

When I press "safely remove drive" in Nautilus as user to my USB 3.0 Transcent Storejet 25H3 drive it reconnects immediately. How can I safely remove it without that behaviour? I think the only ...
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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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How to automount HPFS/NTFS (exFAT) 64GB microSD card on 10.04?

When trying to mount my 64GB microSD card, it fails. Did a bit of research and found I needed exfat. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat I ...
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How do I seperate my boot partition from my storage partition?

I have a dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 system. The windows partition is on my larger 1 TB HDD, but my Ubuntu was installed onto my significantly smaller 32 GB SSD. Without completely ...
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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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Mounting another hard drive

I've just set up my new PC and I've got an SSD that I installed Trusty Tahr on (and also Win8, but that doesn't really matter I guess). I've got another HD that I want to use for data (pictures, ...
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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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Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting

I want to stop a USB device from automounting in Ubuntu 13.04. For example, when I connect my iPhone 5 to my desktop I am consistently prompted for what I want to do (whether or not I want to erase ...
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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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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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automount ntfs partition read-only if not cleanly unmounted

I have configured to automount my ntfs data partition on boot: # /media/Win8 was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=A47A42FF7A42CDAC /media/Win8 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 0 ...
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Android Media sync LG Optimus L7 (P705) with ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I can't connect my Android LG Optimus L7 (P705) with Ubuntu via media sync (MTP), just to see or transfer file / media inside my internal / external memory from computer to handphone vice versa, ...
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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 ...
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Auto-mount 2 HDD with no partitions on startup without losing existing data

I am fairly new to Ubuntu but reasonably confident with CLI. I am running 12.04 and have 3 HDD, two with media content that I want to auto-mount on startup. The problem is that they contain 3TB of ...
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unable to write files to blank cd/dvd

Every-time I insert a CD/DVD into my Toshiba Satellite series Laptop installed 13.10 (64) i receive this auto start message. Through some surfing i found disabling of ...
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Disable auto mounting

For my assignment, I need to disable the auto mount, and mount my usb dive manually. Can you please help me with that problem. And also struggling with how to find my usb when the auto mounting is ...
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Prevent mounting a partition in fstab

So I feel really bad for asking this question because it looks like it has been asked a million times on the internet. I am even finding a very consistent answer, and I am not getting any errors when ...