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 How to mount a device automatically on start-up using GUI

This is simple way to make the system auto mount something without ever toching the cli on Mint 14 + Cinnamon.


Text(since apparently videos are suspicious):

Go to Disks from the start menu,  select the partition you want to mount, press the "more actions" button, then "edit mount options", uncheck the "automatic mount options" and make sure that "mount at startup" is ticked, press OK and restart the system.

Tags: mount, automatic, start-up, gui, Cinnamon, 14
Created: 4 years ago.
Last edited: 4 years ago.
Reviewed: 4 years ago.
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1 year ago

'You must uncheck "Show in User Interface"'

8 months after prestonR describes this BUG and it's still there.

Cost me several hours of effort.
1 year ago

It did not work on my machine. Instead, I get an error at startup that sais: Continue to wait, or press S to skip mounting of M for manual recovery  
1 year ago

Thx prestonR :-) your solution woks like a charme!!! :-)  
1 year ago

Menu > All Applications > Startup Applications >
Add (opens little window), put:
udisks --mount /dev/sdx
(where sdx is the name of your disk)
in the 'Command' text box. Name process
something like 'Auto-mount', hit 'Add' and
make sure it's ticked under 'Startup programs'.
1 year ago

Problem Solved:

You must uncheck "Show in User Interface". Then it mounts, but you can't see the drive[s] unless you look under the /mnt/yourdrivehere.
- ww
1 year ago

Here is a link to a post with images of my situation where the disk will not automount. Thanks,
1 year ago

I can't get this to work. LM17
I've set the Mount Options to /label= to match the mount point I had when I started to use the disks. I can use Disks to mount the drives manually by clicking the little arrow, but the auto mount option just stops in boot with "Type S to skip or M to something or other". So what has changed that this doesn't work? Or is there some setting? I did a dmesg | tail and there were no relevant messages. Maybe I'll go post some pictures and put a link here to my website so you can see what I see - if that's not "Suspicious". ooooooooo the scary net ooooooooo mhuhahahahahaah

2 years ago

The technique in the video doesn't work on my machine. I have an OCZ PCIe card (appears as two drives), and when I turn Automatic Mount Options "off" and reboot, Mint 17 freaks out. It now shows a boot menu and asks whether I want to mount the drives or muck around on the command line. If I turn the Mount Options back to "on" the system boots properly, although the menu of boot options still appears, but the drives are not mounted. This confuses Crashplan, so it only does a partial backup. Mint should do better at this!  
4 years ago

I found this trick myself but it was set to auto by default.
I tried to set manually but it stops system mounting drives
Why I have no idea but will try to find out and post....

Personally I think video works much faster as a teaching tool and you don't need to even understand the language.So well done.

I agree with the risks but this person had to be a member before posting so that already is already one step in the right direction
4 years ago

Because making the video was quite effortless(about on par with the text), and was far more explicit IMO.
4 years ago

Why go through the effort of making a video when text is more than sufficient?  
4 years ago

Users should be extremely cautious about downloading an unknown video masquerading as a tutorial from an unknown user.  

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