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    May 2008
    Ubuntu Karmic Koala (testing)

    Automount rules in karmic

    I found solution finally.
    Just add
    gnome-mount -p Data(change it to your volume label)
    to gnome startup applications. Now drive will be mounted at startup and you will be able to mount/unmount it without any errors.

    By default ubuntu don't mount internal ntfs hard drives automatically.
    Solution with fstab is not working properly, because of conflict with "intelligent" mount system. If i add my hd in fstab and reboot - it will be mounted. But if you go to nautilus, open places panel and click eject button(unmount) and than click on hd again to mount it you will get an error:
    Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE library. Either mount the volume as root, or rebuild NTFS-3G with integrated FUSE support and make it setuid root. Please see more information at
    But options in fstab allow me to mount this drive.

    In 9.04 to solve this problem you need to modify hal rules in /etc/hal/... preferences.fdi in my case i modified it for only one drive.
    <match key="storage.hotpluggable" bool="false">
    <match key="storage.removable" bool="false">
    <merge key="storage.automount_enabled_hint"  type="bool">false</merge>
    <match key="storage.model" string="ST3250310NS">
    <merge key="storage.automount_enabled_hint" type="bool">true</merge>
    But this is not working in 9.10 - devs removed this function from hal to devkit-disk or udev? I don't know.
    Could you please tell me where automount rules stored in 9.10? And how to create new rules, and what program controlls automount in 9.10.
    Last edited by n0_mad; October 29th, 2009 at 02:32 PM.

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