Originally Posted by maslik
I would suggest you to have a look to /etc/fstab file. It seems like you have anyway specified noauto in this file. This would deny mounting on startup. You may also have a look at this article: Linux Articles - /etc/fstab
Appreciate the response. I have it working after editing the fstab file but the question still remains. The USB drive mounts at start up for a user without the need to edit fstab. So while adding it to fstab allows it to now mount on startup for all users, why would it be necessary to do this after upgrading to 9.10? In 9.04 it was mounting at start up for all users without touching fstab. After upgrading to 9.10 it would mount at start up for regular users but not for me...a privileged user.
I think I have a pretty good understanding of the Linux boot process but can you help me understand what may cause a drive to mount for one user over another at start up...other than the fstab file? Is it that the device is recognized on start up and when a user logs in it is at that time user settings such as drive ownership/privileges are checked and if allowed the drive mounts? I have checked User Settings and each user has "Access to external storage devices automatically" selected.