Mount internal storage on-demand

Registered by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2012-05-31

Mount internal storage, e.g. non-automounted partitions on demand. It will provide more seamless UX and will avoid errors related to accessing data listed in libraries but stored on non-automounted partitions, which is a rather common use case due because of dual-boots, distro migrations, etc.

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Can be achieved using AutoFS. http://www.autofs.org/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Autofs
I've set up AutoFS locally and it makes my life so much easier! --shnatsel

Systemd also seems to support this, according to http://www.harald-hoyer.de/personal/blog/fedora-17-boot-optimization-from-15-to-3-seconds

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
Borrow config-writing heuristics from Ubiquity and file managers and convert that to a script writing configs for on-demand mounts: TODO
Check if on-demand mounts overlap with whatever file managers are doing and resolve potential conflicts: TODO
Revise heuristics writing /etc/fstab in Ubiquity so they don't overlap with automount: TODO
Get an adorable stuffed giraffe: POSTPONED

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