Mounting Devices Automatically

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
ajm
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:01 pm

Mounting Devices Automatically

Post by ajm » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:56 pm

I have been having an issue where my secondary HDD isn't being mounted so that software can see it. I checked a box to mount removable devices on startup, so instead of Nemo showing that the device has not been mounted yet and I have to do it myself, it shows the unmount icon after it, (not sure why the secondary drive is seen as a removable device, maybe a Linux thing) however none of the software packages can see it, so now I have to unmount the device and the remount it so that everything works correctly. Is there a different way to get Mint to mount this device so that it is visible on startup to the software? Is this a bug, or a noob thing? Using Mint 19 Cinnamon.

deepakdeshp
Level 11
Level 11
Posts: 3707
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:00 am

Re: Mounting Devices Automatically

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:07 pm

This is no bug, Linux is very mature
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

gm10
Level 9
Level 9
Posts: 2767
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:11 pm

Re: Mounting Devices Automatically

Post by gm10 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:13 pm

I'm not sure where you checked a box, but for a non-removable drive what you should do is go Menu > Disks > click on the drive and partition you want mounted > click the gears icon > select Edit Mount Options, and in that mask:
- uncheck session defaults
- check Mount at system startup
- set Show in user interface however you'd prefer
- set Mount point to an existing folder that you want to mount it to
- the field above should read defaults
- Identify As should be set to the option beginning with UUID=

PS: You can also play with /etc/fstab manually but I don't recommend it

User avatar
administrollaattori
Level 14
Level 14
Posts: 5165
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:51 am
Location: Finland
Contact:

Re: Mounting Devices Automatically

Post by administrollaattori » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:17 pm

Easily set drives to mount automatically at boot -> viewtopic.php?f=42&t=255060

User avatar
sdibaja
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 621
Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 12:57 pm
Location: Baja California, Mexico

Re: Mounting Devices Automatically

Post by sdibaja » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:52 pm

gnome-disk-utility aka "Disks" is buggy.
it can really screwup your fstab file. (your system could be unable to boot)

I advise learning a bit more about automount and fstab before jumping into that one... start here https://wiki.debian.org/fstab

Post Reply

Return to “Software & Applications”