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Confused by auto-mount settings

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:19 pm
by Domarius
I noticed that my Windows drives / partitions are available, but only after I click on them in the file manager. This means files are just unavailable from within certain programs, until I do that every morning (for 4 drives).

Through some searching online I learned about the "Drives" app, but browsing the settings for each drive, it seems all of them already have "Automount" switched on, and below that, "Mount at startup" is always checked.

But they are clearly not mounting at startup. How can I get them to do it?

Re: Confused by auto-mount settings

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:41 pm
by WharfRat
You can setup the drives to mount at boot by adding them to the /etc/fstab file.

If you paste back the results of sudo blkid we can assist with setting that up.

Re: Confused by auto-mount settings

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:19 pm
by Domarius
Thank you for the reply, yes I was just reading about fstab yesterday.

But as for this original problem, I ended up realising what you want to do is "switch off" the Auto mount setting, as the greyed out options aren't any indication of what it's actually doing. When Auto mount is switched off, you can now trust that "mount at startup" is doing what it says, and I got all my drives to stay available upon a restart.