Auto Mount Partition During Startup on Ubuntu

To auto-mount a partition during startup, you have to add a new entry in your /etc/fstab file.

sudo nano /etc/fstab

Just follow the format of an existing entry.

# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>

To identify the UUID of a device, just issue the command:

sudo blkid

The important thing to take note here is the mount point and the type. The mount point is a directory in your system where you want the partition to be made available.

For example, I set it to /mnt/ext

This means, if I want to access the contents of that partition, all I have to do is go to the /mnt/ext directory, assuming the directory is existing.

The type is basically the file system of the partition.

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