[Solved] How to auto mount all partitions?

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[Solved] How to auto mount all partitions?

Post#1 by johnywhy » 01 Sep 2018, 08:50

My boot params don't include noauto, but my harddrive partitiions are not getting auto mounted on boot.
How can i make unknown external partitions mount on boot?
I don't want to hardcode the partitions into fstab or wherever, cuz want this OS to work with any drives.

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How to auto mount all partitions?

Post#2 by johnywhy » 01 Sep 2018, 16:12

i found this script. Is it safe and functional on porteus?
is there a better way?

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BASEDIR="/mnt"

for PARTITION in `fdisk -l | grep -v swap | egrep -o /dev/sd.[0-9]+` ; do
mount | grep -q "^$PARTITION"
if [ $? -eq 1 ] ; then
blkid $PARTITION > /dev/null
if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then
MOUNTPOINT=$BASEDIR/`echo $PARTITION | egrep -o sd.[0-9]+`
mkdir -p $MOUNTPOINT
mount $PARTITION $MOUNTPOINT
fi
fi
done
exit 0
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How to auto mount all partitions?

Post#3 by Ed_P » 01 Sep 2018, 16:37

When I start Porteus all partitions are visible. Are you referring to your Porteus ISO or your Kiosk?
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How to auto mount all partitions?

Post#4 by brokenman » 01 Sep 2018, 17:33

Yes that script should mount all partitions in Porteus. Strange that they are not already mounted though. Can you provide logs?
You may also want to try running simply: mount -a
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How to auto mount all partitions?

Post#5 by johnywhy » 01 Sep 2018, 17:49

you're right, all partitions are mounted on boot.

the problem was, a directory panel applet wasn't loading the folders.

The cause was, cuz i picked 'Other' in the applet properties.
The fix is to pick the partition from the picklist.

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Reason i picked 'Other' was cuz on some OS's (Puppy, i think) that's the only one that works.

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Post#6 by Ed_P » 01 Sep 2018, 18:26

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[Solved] How to auto mount all partitions?

Post#7 by bour59 » 27 Sep 2018, 15:11

hello
a little correction
only partitions from sda1 to sda15 are mounted at boot
for the others (sda16 . . .) the shell is usefull
to avoid error message with the extended partition, I propose this little modif

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for PARTITION in `fdisk -l | egrep -v 'swap|tend' | egrep -o /dev/sd.[0-9]+` ; do

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