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Old 01-02-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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xfce automount usb drive at startup

I've googled this many times but have not found a solution yet. Can you get external usb hard drives to automount at xfce startup? They automount if I plug them in once xfce is started. If I have them connected at boot I get an icon for the drive which I can then mount. But I wonder if I can get them to automount at startup.

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i don't thing you can do that. as seen by me, you can't tell the xfce to auto mount at the boot.

use fstab to mount them at boot time.
Old 01-02-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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I don't know about xfce mounting the drives but I got an fstab entry and a udev rule to automount an external USB drive on boot up or if plugged in after booting. It unmounts when unplugged.The thread here explains my findings.
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fstab overrides udev, hal etc.
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exo-mount --help or
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There is an option for this (now?)

Hi, just go to disk management in the settings, ensure the disk is plugged in.
Click on the disk and the relevant partition, choose the two cogwheels below the partition overview.
Choose ‘edit mount options’
Turn the automatic options OFF
Check the box ‘mount at startup’.

Cheers, H.


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