USB Automount

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#1 Sat, 2017-10-07 19:23
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I apologize if this has been asked before but I have not come up with much in the way of searching for it. I would like to be able to plug in a USB thumb drive and have it automatically mount. In an idea world I would like to make this accessible to one of my VM's in KVM/QEMU as well. Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction? I am a little newer to the Linux world as most of my experience is in BSD.

Tue, 2017-10-10 00:21
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Hi @mattschwartz01! I struggle with automount also. The best that I get is an automount only when I launch Thunar after having done:

sudo apk add thunar-volman gvfs  
# I'm not sure whether any or all of the following help either
sudo addgroup -S yourusername users
sudo addgroup -S yourusername disk  
sudo addgroup -S yourusername plugdev

There may have been other steps I took, but I can't remember.

Note how I have to launch Thunar (xfce's file manager) for automount to work. I used to have spacefm (file manager) automount usb drives by configuring its nifty device configuration facilities ( another distro?), but I can't replicate that now.

Notice also how this wiki passage recommends the following for good disk management:

sudo apk add udisks2 udisks2-doc

I hope this helps; please let us know!

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