Mount USB drive on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

I write the solution for a problem that USB drive cannot be mounted automatically on Ubuntu 9.10.

Firstly, install gnome-mount.

sudo apt-get install gnome-mount

Secondly, go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications. And add this command.

gnome-mount -p xxx (change xxx to the volume label)

Finally, log out the system and it should work then. However, the problem still occurs after unmount and unplug the USB drive. To fix it, log out the system and then plug in the USB drive again. It is not a very good solution by the way. 🙁

Also, find the bug report here.

Author: zkan

Soon to be a newbie data scientist. I ♥ machine learning, computer vision, robotics, image processing, data visualization, and data analytics.

4 thoughts on “Mount USB drive on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)”

  1. In addition to above, strikes me that if you're using that command through the startup dialog (and it's been working), you could probably run it from the command line or terminal.

    Alt-F2 to open the run dialog
    gnome-mount -p xxx (change xxx to the volume label)


    Open Terminal
    gnome-mount -p xxx (change xxx to the volume label)

    If it's really posing problematic, I can't see why you couldn't make a shortcut doing the same thing.

  2. I see a lot of questions about mounting USB devices. Mainly, people are frustrated they can't find out which device name has been assigned to their device.

    fdisk /dev/sda or sdb or sdc or whatever will show all the devices for you.

    cat /proc/partitions will also show what partitions are known to the computer and the device names assigned to them.

    cat /proc/mounts will show which ones are mounted.

    Then, mounting them with the mount command is pretty staight forward.

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