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auto mount NTFS USB drive

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:32 am
by dhdurgee
I have an NTFS formatted USB drive. When I insert it I hear the sound indicating it is present, but it does NOT automatically mount and open like other USB drives.

What do I need to change to have this work automatically? I am currently having to issue terminal commands to mount it, unmount it and eject it. I would much prefer to have this handled automatically.


Re: auto mount NTFS USB drive

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 am
by lordmax

Do you have the problem every times, right?

I was having the problem some times ago, with prior mint version (11 I think).
I never find the right cause because advancing version solved the problem but maybe problem is something like the one explained in this article: ... ith-autofs

It's about usb external drive but maybe it's similar to your problem

Hope this can help

Re: auto mount NTFS USB drive

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:16 pm
by dhdurgee
I did a little more looking and found a reference to the udiskie package as a way to handle this problem. As this is available in our repositories I have installed it and will see if it handles the problem the next time I attempt to use the USB drive.

The only thing I am wondering is if installing the package is all that is necessary. Is anyone else out the using udiskie?