Automount a disk at machine start up.
Recently bought an additional hard disk of 1 TB for my home pc running Centos. After you plugin your disk to the machine, the system does not automounts it. It detects the new hardware and assigns it a dev id(deviceId)
To automount the disk at computer start up follow the following steps:
- Find the UUID of the newly added disk. You can find it by running the following command
- [root@paragWS ~]# blkid/dev/sdb1: UUID="dffb1c9c-29e9-4a00-add1-ad08d90c9469" TYPE="xfs"/dev/sdb2: UUID="SJhaki-0CLf-GDmR-j8LW-e1pL-hcwP-sQVnZJ" TYPE="LVM2_member"/dev/mapper/centos-root: UUID="cb3625db-6ee0-431f-884e-022037e66e48" TYPE="xfs"/dev/sda: UUID="c3d18886-59cc-4aba-aff8-c1f5403af506" TYPE="ext3"
- Create an entry in fstab which looks like this:
- [root@paragWS ~]# cat /etc/fstab## /etc/fstab# Created by anaconda on Tue Dec 6 00:17:24 2015## Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info#/dev/mapper/centos-root / xfs defaults 0 0……# /dev/sda SATA 1TBUUID=c3d18886-59cc-4aba-aff8-c1f5403af506 /mnt/VideoData ext3 defaults 0 0
Default settings used above are equivalent to rw, suid, dev, exec, auto, nouser, async. Read more here