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th00ht
June 20th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Hi there,
An external USB hard disk is connected to my system. Whenever I logon to the desktop it is recognized and mounted on /media/TREKSTOR and I can work with its files. Whenever I log of it is unmounted.

As I will hardly ever login to the desktop but will use the hard disk as a shared drive I need it to be available as soon as it is rebooted.

How do I change the behavior to have the usb hard disk mounted as soon as the machine is started?

Darkade
June 20th, 2008, 10:10 PM
You need to edit your fstab file, since it tells your box where to mount your hard drives and other units.
Here are two useful links

http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=283131

First one is kindda technical but it's understandable.
Second one is a great how to.

Hope it helps

th00ht
June 29th, 2008, 11:33 AM
You need to edit your fstab file,

Adding it to fstab helps so that I only have to type
sudo mount /usb0. But I do not whant to type anything. What when the external USB disk is available at /dev/sdb1?

My fstab looks like

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hdc1
UUID=90b1313b-c04e-4b8d-bc09-77f878b21f1f / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hdc5
UUID=0cfca185-56ce-485d-a5c0-6b9b0549341c none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /usb0 vfat auto,async,rw,nosuid,nodev,umask=000,uid=1000 0 0