I tried to mount a drive, but it fails on reboot, and I have to press S to skip so I can log in. Is there a certain way I should add it to the fstab? Here is what I see when I type blkid

/dev/sdb1: UUID="cf71fa06-d1db-47e1-893d-c0069aa1f77f" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"

I can mount it using the old way and it works fine

/dev/sdb1    /media/PLEXdrive   ext3    defaults     0        2

It used to work, but I formatted the drive that was 12.04 and installed 14.04.5 server. Not sure what im missing here. The drive I am mounting is a data drive with all my PLEX media server videos and movies, etc

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    UUID="cf71fa06-d1db-47e1-893d-c0069aa1f77f" /media/PLEXdrive ext4 defaults 0 2 should work. Change ext4 to ext3 if you're running an older version of Ubuntu. – heynnema Aug 12 '16 at 0:24
  • that worked. Did it work because I left the quotes around the UUID? I dont recall letting the quotes the last time I mounted a drive. – Gary Aug 12 '16 at 0:36
  • eh... actually, you could leave off the quotes around the UUID. Did you have to change the ext4 to ext3 for Ubuntu 14.04? I forget when they default started using ext4. I'll post as an answer and maybe you can rate/accept it. – heynnema Aug 12 '16 at 0:40
  • I did have to change to ext3. The drive was first installed on ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I just keep it the way it is and use it now on 14.04.5 LTS. Im not a linux guru, so I dont know if ext4 would work. I could try it and see. I assume that you have to use what is shown when sudo blkid is run. Thanks for your help – Gary Aug 12 '16 at 19:34
  • You can convert ext3 to ext4 if you want to take advantage of its features. – David Foerster Aug 12 '16 at 21:41

As above, this should work:

UUID=cf71fa06-d1db-47e1-893d-c0069aa1f77f /media/PLEXdrive ext3 defaults 0 2

Change ext3 to ext4 if you're running a newer version of Ubuntu.

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  • Glad you got it going! Cheers, Al – heynnema Aug 12 '16 at 23:39

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