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I'm running arch Linux with i3 window manager and I'm wondering if there's a way to replicate Ubuntu behavior about auto mounting internal partitions and USB. More precisely:

  • Mount all partitions and USB to /media/$USER/$DEV_LABEL or /media/$USER/$DEV_UUID at boot
  • Unmount all previously mounted partitions before shutdown or reboot
  • For all USB, unmount them when they are ejected and mount them when inserted

I know that for the internal partitions i have to add entry to /etc/fstab (I tried and I succeeded), but i want something more dynamic. I tried read something about udev rules, but there's nothing that explains how to accomplish those tasks. Thanks, Federico.

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You can use gvfs and udisks to automatically mount USB devices. You can do the same using a file manager that supports automatic mounting. I use PCManFM and gvfs and my USB devices are automatically mounted to /run/media/$USER/$DEV_LABEL.

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  • Thanks for the answer, I will try. In the meantime I've implemented some udev rules with a couple of bash scripts. When I'm done writing them I'll post an answer with all I've come up. – Federico Belotti Jul 2 '16 at 8:55

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