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automounting 3tb hdd i 6 ext4 partitions [SOLVED]

Post by Summerof69 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:25 am

Hello this is almost a dublicate of my own post here:

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=239731

I've just installed Linux Mint 19 and i tried to take ownership and auto mount my internal hdd, and I've read some of the fine threads in this forum, but I just fubared my install and rendered it useless.

Timeshift did not help - the image I made once I finished the install did not work.

So now I'm reinstalling Mint 19 as I'm typing this on my laptop.

What needs to get done:

Have one 3TB hdd partitioned in 6 almost equal 500gb ext4 partitions called "Drev1,Drev2 and so on.


I have read other threads but since i rendered the new install useless (probably because I also messed with grub.... :( so that is why I'm seeking qualified help so I don't mess up the new install.

So I only need the 6 partitions to auto mount and own them.
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Re: automounting 3tb hdd i 6 ext4 partitions

Post by Summerof69 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:37 am

Result of "lsblk -f"

sda
├─sda1 ext4 eabbf762-4360-4d40-ae46-c519d6641aba /boot
├─sda2
├─sda5 ext4 d1025bdb-4733-40ad-8337-396330a20c04 /
└─sda6 ext4 76c3f694-1d87-4ddf-ad8b-211a9e254c87 /home
sdb
├─sdb1 ext4 Drev1 945f8c2a-94b6-4184-b603-460d1e4e4043
├─sdb2 ext4 Drev2 03ce559b-8987-41fc-837c-4ad538f73dfd
├─sdb3 ext4 Drev3 12deb4cb-6f10-45eb-89a6-913e60bc94a1
├─sdb4 ext4 Drev4 ab6467e4-d65a-4520-92d2-9d2abb09db1d
├─sdb5 ext4 Drev5 4d0646c5-3ead-41f1-ab22-42d7a2c13db8
└─sdb6 ext4 Drev6 9d6a53fd-738a-44c1-9ea1-5fca4907e914
sdc
├─sdc1 ntfs 08E3A8A334B92AB0
├─sdc2 ntfs 36DF42C829D52C66 /media/sren/36DF42C829D
├─sdc3 ntfs 63DD3FD41DB83BEE /media/sren/63DD3FD41DB
└─sdc4 swap dac7deb7-b5f3-4f05-b58d-686e94098fd0 [SWAP]
and "cat /etc/fstab"

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=d1025bdb-4733-40ad-8337-396330a20c04 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /boot was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=eabbf762-4360-4d40-ae46-c519d6641aba /boot ext4 defaults 0 2
# /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=76c3f694-1d87-4ddf-ad8b-211a9e254c87 /home ext4 defaults 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sdc4 during installation
UUID=dac7deb7-b5f3-4f05-b58d-686e94098fd0 none swap sw 0 0
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Re: automounting 3tb hdd i 6 ext4 partitions

Post by Marziano » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:07 am

1) Make a mount point in /media for each one of the partitions you want to mount:

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sudo mkdir /media/$USER/Drev1
Repeat for Drev2, ...

2) Add a new line for each partition in /etc/fstab:

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UUID=uuid-for-drev1 /media/$USER/Drev1  ext4  defaults,noatime,nofail 0  2
Replace uuid-for-drev1 with the actual UUID from the output from lsblk. Repeat for all the partitions.

3)Once done for each partition:

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sudo mount --all
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Re: automounting 3tb hdd i 6 ext4 partitions

Post by Summerof69 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:41 am

Hey it works!

Thank you Marziano :D

All 6 partitions are mounted at startup and I'm the owner.

Would you please take a look at my fstab as it's looking now?

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=d1025bdb-4733-40ad-8337-396330a20c04 /               ext4    noatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=eabbf762-4360-4d40-ae46-c519d6641aba /boot           ext4    defaults,noatime        0       2
# /home was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=76c3f694-1d87-4ddf-ad8b-211a9e254c87 /home           ext4    defaults,noatime        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sdc4 during installation
UUID=dac7deb7-b5f3-4f05-b58d-686e94098fd0 none            swap    sw              0       0
UUID=945f8c2a-94b6-4184-b603-460d1e4e4043 /media/sren/Drev1  ext4  defaults,noatime,nofail 0  2
UUID=03ce559b-8987-41fc-837c-4ad538f73dfd /media/sren/Drev2  ext4  defaults,noatime,nofail 0  2
UUID=12deb4cb-6f10-45eb-89a6-913e60bc94a1 /media/sren/Drev3  ext4  defaults,noatime,nofail 0  2
UUID=ab6467e4-d65a-4520-92d2-9d2abb09db1d /media/sren/Drev4  ext4  defaults,noatime,nofail 0  2
UUID=4d0646c5-3ead-41f1-ab22-42d7a2c13db8 /media/sren/Drev5  ext4  defaults,noatime,nofail 0  2
UUID=9d6a53fd-738a-44c1-9ea1-5fca4907e914 /media/sren/Drev6  ext4  defaults,noatime,nofail 0  2
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Re: automounting 3tb hdd i 6 ext4 partitions

Post by Marziano » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:51 am

That's great! I am :D that it worked out. Your /etc/fstab looks alright to me, well done!
Here are two links for future reference should you need it:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/fstab

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Re: automounting 3tb hdd i 6 ext4 partitions

Post by Summerof69 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:58 am

Will do at some point...
Thanks again.
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Re: automounting 3tb hdd i 6 ext4 partitions

Post by Marziano » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:00 pm

You are welcome!
Ciao!
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