View Full Version : [ubuntu] /dev/sdb1 (second hard drive) no long mounts on startup

June 14th, 2012, 11:06 PM

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 last weekend and my second hard drive automatically was mounted in /media/SecondHardDrive when Ubuntu first booted.

Yesterday a bunch of upgrades installed and now my second hard drive does not auto mount. I can see it in the BIOS and the hard drive can be mounted using:

sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/SecondHardDrive -t ntfs

I can view all the hard drive's files under /media/SecondHardDrive so hard drive is working fine.

Any ideas why it has stopped auto mounting? This was useful as it displayed an icon for my second hard drive on the left hand task bar and didn't require a mount command to access my files.



June 15th, 2012, 12:22 PM
Check whether you have an entry for it in /etc/fstab with:

cat /etc/fstab

If there is none, you should make an entry which would be something like:

/dev/sdb1 /media/etcetc ntfs defaults 0 0

Note: Do that with the partition unmounted. To test, execute:

sudo mount -a

That should mount it or report any errors that might exist.

June 16th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Hi Darkod,

Adding the following to /etc/fstab worked perfect and I can now see the second hard drive on the left hand task bar following a reboot.

/dev/sdb1 /media/SecondHDisk ntfs defaults 0 0

Thankyou for your help.