View Full Version : [ubuntu] Mounting other partitions automatically

July 29th, 2008, 03:56 PM
How do I do this in Ubuntu? I just want to mount a different ubuntu install I have on another partition. I thought this would probably just be a /etc/fstab job, but it looks rather confusing:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda6
UUID=449b7567-56ec-4acf-9ef5-a32dd5485712 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda7
UUID=421b7680-f28d-45bd-843a-f849efb75ae5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

July 29th, 2008, 04:01 PM
you have to add them to /etc/fstab

What does look confusing about it?

July 29th, 2008, 04:17 PM
I thought I needed to use those big UID numbers. As it turns out I don't.

Shouldn't there be a wizard for this? Maybe I'm just getting lazy.

July 29th, 2008, 04:19 PM
I think KDE has a wizard for it.... and UUID is nice if you keep changing the disks around (or if the system does this, like for me sda and sdc get switched upon every reboot.. no clue why...)

July 29th, 2008, 04:21 PM
I've just written a tutorial about a program that edits fstab for you. You might be interested in the "3 Minute Guide" Section.

It's in the tutorials section here: GUI Fstab Editing with PySDM (http://http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=872197)