automount HD to a fixed mountpoint

Instructions can be found here.

For backup reasons, I’ll put them here as well:

Fire up a terminal.

1. [IMPORTANT] sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.old – Create a backup of the fstab file just in case something unwanted happens.

2. sudo blkid – Note the UUID of the partition you want to automount.

3. sudo nano /etc/fstab – Copy the following line to the end of the file, save it and reboot afterwards to check if it worked.

UUID=<uuid> <pathtomount> <file system> uid=<userid>,gid=<groupid>,umask=0022,sync,auto,rw 0 0

Examples for the <> variables:



<file system>=ntfs-3g (for an NTFS partition)




For further reference: fstab tutorial.


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