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

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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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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 that is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I correctly mount a NTFS partition in /etc/fstab?

After a nasty episode (my second, you'd think I'd learn) caused by unsupervised automated podcast downloads filling my entire partition, I've finally moved just ~/Music to its own partition. The ...
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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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gnome-session-manager mounts only one partition

On my dual OS machine (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1), I want to automount two partitions at boot time. To that end, I followed the steps for Per-User Mounts on ...
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Error mounting SD card when returning from suspend

I have a 128 GB SD card that I use for permanent storage in my Lenovo Thinkpad X1. I've mounted it in /etc/fstab with this line: UUID=37733366-e936-41df-983a-f084352b3a5b /home/kristian/sd128gb ...
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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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Xubuntu can´t connect wireless to internet

Computer: Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo P2510 (6-7 years old) Os: Win XP Pro Computer safty: F-Secure 2014 Wireless Internet: Telia Huawei E5776 4G WiFi router (The router is ok and works with my ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to automount a partition on a dummy location?

There's a partition on my drive that I don't use, called /dev/sda8. This partition is not listed in /etc/fstab so it will pop up in the Unity launcher when I boot my system. I don't want this to ...
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HDD mounts then immediately unmounts

My wife had received a virus on her iMac some time ago. When updating to the new OSX, the update had a critical failure. Several attempts to recover the drive through the Mac failed. I decided to take ...
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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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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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Simple Mount Script Not Working?

just really not understanding what's wrong here. I had a script that worked fine on 14.04, but I screwed up something on there and accidentally removed some system apps and made it fail to boot. So, I ...
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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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Automount USB connected a particular port on a specific path

I'd like to have automatically mounted any storage device connected to a specific USB port on a particular path. The handle of the USB port is available in /dev/disk/by-path but adding in fstab does ...
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My external hard drive keeps unmounting and remounting itself

I have a Seagate 500 GB desktop external drive. When I plug the drive in through USB 2.0, it immediately auto-mounts and functions for about 1 minute before unmounting itself. After a few more minutes ...
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How to get permissions to execute programs from NTFS hard drive?

I have this problem: I'm used to compile and run .c files with CodeBlocks. If I do that from my Desktop (ext4 partition) it works without problems, but doing this from my secondary hard drive (NTFS ...
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How to automount VMWare shared folder on Ubuntu guest?

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VMWare as guest, with a Windows 8.1 host. I'm trying to make my shared folders available in /home/alex/shared on start up. VMWare tools are installed and the folders are ...
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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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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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Mount AUFS pooled volume on boot (persistent / permanent)

I have mounted aufs with the following command: sudo mount -t aufs -o br=/mnt/disk1=rw:/mnt/disk2=rw -o sum -o udba=reval -o create=pmfs none /mnt/virtual It seems tow ork as expected so far with ...
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Prevent auto mounting a device in 14.10

Now i know that there is an answer out there at Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting for 13.04. But there isn't enough specificity in the accepted answer for what i am looking for. My ...
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13.10 NTFS partition automounted at startup: applications cannot access all files. Manual mount works fine?

I am on UBUNTU 13.10, and use an NTFS partition as storage. Typically, I mount it by clicking on the name of the partition in Nautilus. I wished to mount it automatically at startup, so I tried: ...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 automount cd/dvd not working with error

I had Ubuntu 12.04 386 for years in my virtualbox working fine. Yesterday I did the upgrade to 14.04. Everything is working fine except now the automount of CD/DVD is not working, ending up with this ...
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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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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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Unable to automount the hard-disk drive on startup?

I have 500 GB HardDisk and below are my partitions: 500MB - /boot 50GB - / 4800MB - swap 440GB - Perosnal Drive I keep all my data in Personal Drive including Wallpapers, Music, Movies, Study ...
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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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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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mount an mdadm raid 1 drive at book

I was wondering if you guys could help. I am looking to mount my mdadm RAID 1 at boot. The drive location is /dev/md127 and I would like it to mount to /media/server at boot. It is formatted to ...
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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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Auto mount a disk drive in ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Bookmark directory not found)

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I start my pc and click on any bookmark from the file manager it shows this error: Unable to find the requested file. Please check the spelling and try again. ...
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The Disk drive for /windows is not ready yet [duplicate]

when my laptop is booting there is a message called The Disk drive for /windows is not ready yet or not present Continue to wait or press S to skip mounting or M for Manual recover why is ...
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automatic mount any external drive under /media with read/write access to everyone

Here is my issue: My computer has 4 USB ports and is running Ubuntu 12.10. I receive different USBs every day, plug to my computer, read/write data to them, and then send them away. What I want is ...
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auto-mount not working on HDD

According to Disks my external HDD is set to automatic mount, but when I boot it isn't mounted. I need to pull out the USB cable and put it back in for it to start working. Is there a way for the HDD ...