ext4 partition setup with Disks not to mount automatically randomly mounts itself

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ext4 partition setup with Disks not to mount automatically randomly mounts itself

Post by fruitkiller » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:59 am

My old ext4 partition for a previous linux installation which I haven't deleted because, well, anyone with a really fast internet collection find themselves having to do janitorial work on their computers, I know I do, 3 internal drives, 3 external drives, about 30 usb keys from 8 to 128gb....

Problem is it is not setup to mount itself at boot, which it doesn't seem to do, but sometimes randomly it will mount itself and even later it became stranger when I had to put in my password to unmount it. I want to get rid of it soon because most of the data on there I wanted to save is backed up. Should I use OS-Uninstaller or just format it with gparted and be done with it. Either case, me wanting to format the partition has nothing to do with that strange behaviour I've never seen before, wherer an internal drive partition mounts itself, I'm afraid I'll have to learn how to really use Lynis and AIDE to harden the system...I feel like some hacking has been going on a few PC's in the house. It is literally set not to mount itself at boot in Disks and I don't know of ways to mount a partition at some pre-determined time.

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Re: ext4 partition setup with Disks not to mount automatically randomly mounts itself

Post by BG405 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:18 pm

Do you have any symlinks to files on there, or a bookmark, or any program with references that might explain it mounting?

it's worth posting the outputs of blkid & cat /etc/fstab to see whether the Disks utility has been doing it properly. I've read that it doesn't always get it right.

Note: You may need to use sudo blkid instead if no results are returned.
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