Whenever I turn on my machine and browse to the second hard disk in nautilus it asks me to authenticate to mount the drive.

I can find guides on how to turn on this behavior, but not to de-activate it, and can't seem to follow the steps backwards.

The disk is automounted and below is a screenshot, please let me know what other information you need

disk manager details

  • How is the drive formatted? NTFS/EXT4 ?
    – Mitch
    Apr 9, 2014 at 8:09
  • It's formatted as EXT4
    – Martin KS
    Apr 9, 2014 at 21:58
  • When is the password asked?
    – Braiam
    Apr 11, 2014 at 18:52
  • @Braiam, it's asked when I browse to it for the first time in the file browser. Isn't the file browser (windows explorer) called Nautilius in Ubuntu/Lubuntu?
    – Martin KS
    Apr 18, 2014 at 12:11

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Add "user" to your mount options to allow any user to mount the partition. Your mount options in your image are just above the "Mount Point" label, on an unlabeled line starting "nosuid,... You also seem to have something inconsistent on the location of the mount. Did you want it under /mnt or under /media? The /etc/fstab file is the location for what typically gets automounted, but you seem to have a GUI to edit it. A second mount mechanism is through your desktop and typically mounts things under /media//. Your image also seems to indicate a /dev/sdb1 mount using this mechanism, but I'm not sure that's the same as the uuid identified device.

  • 1
    Sorry, where are my "Mount options" and do you literally mean "user" or my username? Also I don't really mind where it mounts, where it is now, which is /media/martin/Data works fine for me, but if you've a solution that would leave it elsewhere, that's fine too.
    – Martin KS
    Apr 18, 2014 at 12:09

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