I have an external USB drive which my system recognizes as
/dev/sdb1. I want to have it automounted with 755 permissions on boot and shared over the network with samba. I created the mount point
/mnt/mybook for it, and I've mounted it manually with no problems. If I do
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/mybook, it mounts correctly and I can access the contents.
I figured this would be simple enough, so I read up on fstab and came up with the following line for it:
UUID=C252-9CA3 /mnt/mybook vfat defaults,mode=755 0 0
I got the UUID from blkid.
When I reboot, the drive is not automounted, much less with the 755 permissions I want. How can I make it so the drive gets correctly automounted with the desired permissions?