Mounting a new hard disk or disk partitionSection: System | Actuality: Unspecified
Sometimes when you connect the second hard disk after reboot it is not automatically mounted, have to do it manually every time you turn on your computer.
A few simple steps
will allow You to do
automatic mounting of
a hard disk or partition
First look at the IDs of the connected partitions, run this command:
/dev/sda1: UUID="1c1ed346-9d43-45ed-a8ae-99a1ae89778c" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda5: UUID="634f0a17-b981-49a9-972f-5e56629831e5" TYPE="swap" /dev/sdb1: UUID="82b40ac2-265b-40d8-96c5-60a47478e0fa" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sdb5: UUID="f8b1807c-bb57-4be2-92e9-ebd0235597d7" TYPE="ext4"
In my example
it is seen that
the main drive
sda, I need to mount a
second hard drive
Settings partition /dev/sdb: UUID="10d4bbc7-fd2a-4aec-a263-7f31c97d85cb" , type ext4 file system, all these parameters will be used to automatically mount the disk.
For human-readable display, many systems use a canonical format using hexadecimal text with inserted hyphen characters. For example:
Before you mount the drive you need to create a mount point (folder), create a mount point will be in the media folder (you can create this folder anywhere, for example in your home directory)
sudo mkdir /media/otherdisk
,otherdisk is the mount point, You can choose any other name.
In Linux Mint (Ubuntu, ElementaryOS, Deepin, etc) there is a special /etc/fstab file, which stores settings mount the various partitions, including the root and swap, open it for editing:
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
your distribution may be a different text editor. Universal nano editor that can open text files directly in the terminal.
Add in this file entry with the parameters we need
UUID everything is clear,
the disk ID, then
specifies the path to the mount point
the file system type
is ext4. The defaults parameter
two numbers, the first number is
it is disabled
file system, the second number
the procedure of checking
the file system
when the computer starts.
Save the file.
Next, mount the drive "sudo mount -a" or just restart your computer. Upon reboot, the disk will be automatically mounted.
Using the utility DisksA handy utility for working with partitions and disks. Everything is intuitive, just look at the settings and set as you see fit.
For example, attach an external drive, launch the utility and configure the auto mount.
May the Force be with you,
Edited by: Shekin - 26-10-2017, 18:48
Reason: New information added