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17.10: How to auto mount drives on startup? [duplicate]

Every time I log in, I need to go to disks and mount all my partitions manually. How can I make it automatic?
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Cloning a dual boot system from HDD to SSD

I'm planning on replacing my laptop's HDD with a 256GB SSD, but I have a dual-boot (12.04 and Windows 7) setup and I'd like to be able to directly migrate Ubuntu over without having to reinstall and ...
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Spread /home partition over two drives?

I have two 160GB drives on my laptop - sda and sdb. Is there any way to create a /home partition with more than 160GB? I tried to create a /home partition on both drives, but then it told me that I ...
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Dual-booted system: How much space should I allocate for /, /home, and /swap? [duplicate]

I recently set up a dualboot with Ubuntu 17.04 and Windows 10 (Home 64). My system came with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD. I followed some tutorials and most of them recommended a 15-25GB partition to ...
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How to have 2 (or more) distros share common /home and /usr partitions?

I tried search for an answer to this question but whether it was bad luck or ineptitude on my part I was unable to do so. Here's the situation I'd like to get a better understanding of before ...
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Storing data on second HDD, mounting

I have a new laptop with SSD + HDD. I already managed to set up a dual boot with Windows 10 preinstalled and Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu root, home and swap directories are all on the SSD. In addition I ...
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Mounting a physically separate drive as my home folder? [duplicate]

I have 1 TB SSD and a 120 GB SSD. I'd like to use the 120 drive for / /var /etc and so on and make a very minimal home folder on that drive. I would then like to mount another drive (which I would ...
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Can I safely shrink my Windows partition and expand my Ubuntu partition, and can I make the final transition to Ubuntu only in this way?

I had Windows 7 and shrunk the partition, creating a new one (plus swap) for Ubuntu, then I installed Ubuntu. I am enjoying it so much I'm considering using it a lot more than I expected. The problem ...
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Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu: UEFI vs MBR clean install

I know that similar questions have been asked, and I've researched all over the net for a concise, clear answer to this, but I have not been able to find a suitable solution. I just built a new ...
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Partitions on Multiple Harddisks Ubuntu 16.04

I recently purchased Lenovo Thinkpad P50 (i am not sure whether Ubuntu has all the drivers for this Laptop). But what i waned to do is i have installed 2 additional m.2 500gb SSD's. So now it has 1 ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create the following setup, if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my most ...
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How to clone Ubuntu 16.04 partition from triple booted HDD to SSD? [duplicate]

Just got a new SSD. It's a Samsung EVO 750 (120 GB). It's MBR. I have 3 operating systems in my HDD (1 TB) which is GPT (and has a loooot of partitions). One is the pre-installed Windows that came ...
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Repartitioning Drives Properly After Install - Dual Boot

I had Windows originally, but tried Linux. I liked it enough, so I attempted to shrink the ntfs drive (not the system/boot) that Windows was using. I accidentally messed up the Windows OS. I ...
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Best partition scheme on 128GB SSD and 200GB HDD?

first here are my PC specs: 2x128GB SSD 1x 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM I have already installed Windows 7 on one of my SSD's. I did a partition on the 1TB HDD with Windows disk management. So Windows got ...
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Creating a separate partition for data

I have an SSD (256 GB) and a HDD (500 GB). Currently, I have Windows 8 installed on the SSD and Ubuntu taking up the whole of HDD. I wish to create a separate partition in the HDD (of approx 300 GB ...
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