Automounting partitions in Ubuntu

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I’m running Ubuntu from a 40 GB SSD on my desktop computer, so naturally I’d need some more space. I also have a 750 GB and a 1 TB disk installed, which I use for nearly everything not directly related to the operating system. Trouble is, there doesn’t seem to be a simple way of automagically mounting this on startup; I’ve had to do it manually, either in Nautilus or the terminal. Now, it is possible to configure an automount using a text editor and the terminal, but as a long time Windows-user I generally prefer to work in a GUI if I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing.

After a few Google searches I came across a little application called Storage Device Manager. Curiously it shows up in the repository as “pysdm”, but not matter, as long as it is there. Apparently it is a GUI front-end for  fstab, which is exactly what I was looking for. Took me half a minute to set things up the way I wanted, highly recommended, especially for the novice user.

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