I've been trying to get my USB drive to mount without having to launch into the GUI. I'm using a raspberry pi 3b+ with raspian OS. My current fstab entry for the usb drive is

UUID=845-CG11 /media/datalog vfat auto,nofail,noatime,users,rw 0 0

This works fine when I launch into the GUI, however, I need to access this drive from a python script that will run automatically after boot. Any suggestions?

  • Shouldn't that be 'UUID=' instead of 'UUID-'? And are you sure the UUID is correct? Looks more like a 'LABEL' to me. – Dirk Aug 28 '19 at 14:10
  • It's just a typo. In the fstab it's = – Ozymandias Aug 28 '19 at 14:12
  • See the 2nd comment I added above. – Dirk Aug 28 '19 at 14:12
  • That's the UUID. The above does mount the device in the GUI. It just doesn't work in CLI mode – Ozymandias Aug 28 '19 at 14:16
  • Are you sure the mount in the gui is done through fstab and not through pcmanfm (which is doing that by default)? – Dirk Aug 28 '19 at 14:57

The fstab was correct but the UUID was wrong. It was mounting in the gui because auto mount was on. Not because of the fstab.

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