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Take owenership of hard drive in Linux (Ubuntu) Automount

Hi, I have machine with a solid state drive which is too small to hold my media library.  I added a spinning drive where I'm planning to put my music and other files.  However when I try to access the drive, I get the following error:

You are not privileged to mount the volume 'Data'.

I followed this guide to mount the drive and it worked.  The problem is that I have to do it every time I start the computer.  


How do I mount the drive automatically every time at start up?
5 Solutions
SteveNetwork ManagerCommented:
you need to modify your 'fstab' file to use get it to mount automatically.. (just make sure its always there otherwise you'll get boot errors)..

for ubuntu see something like :

or simple google 'ubutnu fstab' for more details..

i dont want to give the exact fstab entry because i dont know what sort of drive / mount type or options you require and any wrong information could make your machine unusable..

Morne LateganCommented:
If you have the drive in /etc/fstab as described in that howto, you don't have to do the whole howto every time. It should mount automatically if plugged into the machine while booting. If not plugged in at boot time, simply run the mount -a statement to mount. The rest is a once off configuration.

have you added it to /etc/fstab file so that it is mounted every time you boot your system? Is the drive always connected to the system or it is connected later after the boot?
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ubuntuguyAuthor Commented:
The drive is always connected.  No I have not added it to /etc/fstab

please add an entry to /etc/fstab as the link suggested
Maciej SsysadminCommented:
This howto didn't mention one thing.
If your additional disk was formated in windows, you may need to add to /etc/fstab "uid=XXX" option instead of "defaults" option. XXX is your user's id (you can check it issuing "id" command as this user.
If your additional disk was formated in linux it has probably ext2/3 filesystem, and if you want to be able to mount it as user (root can always do this), add "user" option instead of "defaults" option (in /etc/fstab of course). In this case (ext2/3 filesystem) change "vfat" in given  howto to "ext2" or "ext3".
ubuntuguyAuthor Commented:
I edited the fstab file as the link suggested.  I had no luck.  I don't know if I was doing it wrong, but I followed the directions and it would not automount at start up.  However I was able to automount the file using disk-manager.  It was pretty easy.  Thanks to all for the help.
ubuntuguyAuthor Commented:
I meant to automount the disk not the file in my comment above.  Also disk-manager is in the repos for anybody having the same problem.

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