In the past, I’ve followed this excellent guide for permanently mounting a partition. However, I now need to prevent one of my hard drives from auto-mounting on boot, in order to diagnose some other problems I’m having. How can I stop mounting a hard disk on boot, effectively undoing the steps in the linked post?
I didn’t look at the guide, but just comment out the line corresponding to your mount point in your /etc/fstab file.
Depending on the desktop environment, there might be other auto mounting going on, but first see after you comment the line and reboot.
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