View Full Version : [SOLVED] Second Hard drive not auto mounting

July 12th, 2014, 01:01 PM
Fresh install of 14.04. Everything was fine, then I "unlocked from launcher" my backup drive. I didn't need the drive icon showing in the launcher so I unlocked it. Now it won't automount when the system is restarted. I can open it from nautilus and it will stay mounted until a reboot. The options in "disks" shows that it should automount on startup, but it doesn't. I have the drive showing up in the launcher again, but it still isn't automounting. It is, however, in the blacklist when I type

sudo blkid -o list

I never told ubuntu to blacklist this drive, unless it happened when I unlocked from launcher. Is there a command that will un-blacklist this drive to hopefully get it to automount again?

My end goal is to have the drive automount so it will actually do the nightly backup, but to not have it shown in the launcher. Thanks in advance for the help...

July 12th, 2014, 05:35 PM
Are you sure the drive was ever automounted in the first place?
There has been a bug(or maybe not a bug) that had unity add the external partitions and other media to the launcher, regardless if they were mounted or not.

Did you add the drives to fstab (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab), or create a startup application to automount (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticallyMountPartitions#Per-User_Mounts) them?

July 12th, 2014, 10:29 PM
I am only assuming it was automounted from the start...since my backups have been happening nightly since I installed 14.04. Although, I had opened the backup drive up, so maybe that mounted it for me and it wasn't necessarily automounted...

Since the settings in "disks" shows that it should "mount on startup" and "show in user interface", shouldn't it automount?

To answer your other questions, no, I did not add the drive to fstab or create a startup app. I will look into those links you provided. Thank you.

July 13th, 2014, 11:53 AM
I added the drive to fstab and it is now automounting. Thanks.