First things first. Automounting is an important step in Linux because it makes it such that when you reboot your machine, those attached drives are automatically mounted. That way you don’t have to worry about doing it manually.
This is important because you might have applications (such as backups) that save files to those drives. Should an application attempt to write to a drive that’s not mounted, it will fail. In addition, if you use secondary (or tertiary) drives for file storage, you’ll want to have them automatically mounted for convenience.
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Although setting up an automount from the command line is not all that challenging, it’s not nearly as easy as doing so from a GUI. And that’s exactly what I’m going to show you. Once you’ve taken care of this, your secondary drives (be they internal or external) will automatically mount to the location you define.
Let’s get to the steps.
How to automount a drive on the GNOME desktop
What you’ll need: The only things you’ll need are a running instance of Linux with the GNOME desktop environment and a secondary drive attached. That’s it.
When you reboot the machine, it will be automatically mounted in the same folder. And that’s all there is to configuring an automounted drive on the GNOME desktop.