How to automount drives in linux

How to automount drives in linux

Linux is an open-source operating system and well-received OS by many tech-savvy as well as regular computer users. As a Linux operating system is evolving much faster, people are using it more frequently and coming across many problems as migrants from Windows OS. One such issue is NTFS drives made from Windows are not mounting in Linux distros and they are not writable. I have come across this issue and troubled with it a lot for some time. But, I fount a solution to this problem and now you can automount drives in Linux while it boots up. In this guide, I have explained how to automount filesystem in Linux in detail and a step by step manner.

Why Linux doesn’t automount drives

Linux formats hard drive in FAT format and make NTFS drives and removable drives. Since Windows works on NTFS format, all users coming from windows have their partitions in the NTFS file system. Thus, Linux makes them removable and you have to mount it manually to open it. These removable drives are still not writable and you can copy/paste, delete, create anything in this drive.

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How to Automount drives in Linux OS distros

Follow these simple steps to enable automount and writable drives every time you boot into the system –

  • Step1: In your Linux distro (I am using Zorin OS currently), open the Disks settings from the menu.
    select disks option
  • Step2: Now, select the drives you want to Automount and click on More Settings option icon below the drive.
  • Step3: Select the Edit Mount Option from the menu list.
    select edit mount options
  • Step4: Now, turn off the user User Session defaults option which is the first option on the window.
    disable session defaults
  • Step5: Also turn on “Mount at system startup” and “show in user interface” option if not enabled already.
  • Step6: Click on the OK button to save the settings.
  • Step7: Repeat the step2 to Step6 for each drive you want to automount and make it writable.

Once done, restart your Linux OS to save the changes.

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In this short guide, we have seen how to automount drives in Linux in seven easy steps. If you have any doubts regarding the drive automount in Linux, please comment down in the comment section below.