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Thread: Trouble with USB drive

  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
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    Trouble with USB drive

    Hello:

    I have a USB drive that I'd like automounted at startup, but somehow that doesn't seem to happen.

    I have 3 NTFS formatted drives, 2 internal and one external. When I browse the mount points of the two internal drives, I see the full listing of the disks' contents. When I go to the external drive's mount point, I see nothing until I enter: "sudo mount <mount point>" at which point, everything works fine.

    It used to work automatically (where the external would also be mounted at startup), but I believe it changed when one time the power cord was loose and the drive was not powered on while the system was booting.

    I would like to restore the original behavior, where the drive boots mounted and I do not need to run a terminal session each time the system boots up (I can't exactly create a script because mount needs root permissions to run).

  2. #2
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    Mar 2008
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    Re: Trouble with USB drive

    I'm just going to give it a single bump, just to see if anyone can help me. I'm kind of disappointed, it seems I've made a couple posts and there's been no help, despite Ubuntu's reputation

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
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    Kubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (testing)

    Re: Trouble with USB drive

    I believe you have to edit /etc/fstab to get it to automount. I've never had much success with this in the past, and there is the possibility of hosing your system if you don't do it right.

    Have you contacted ubuntu tech support? Most of the replys on the forums come from users.

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