The configuration file “/etc/fstab” contains the necessary information to automate the process of mounting partitions.

Mount partitions

Add following line to the end of fstab file.

<partition> <mount_point> auto auto,user,rw 0 0

Following are two examples:

/dev/sdc1 /data/.data1 auto auto,user,rw 0 0

/dev/sdd1 /data/.data2 auto auto,user,rw 0 0

Join partitions

mhddfs: tool for joining several filesystems together to form a single larger one.

Install mhddfs

$ sudo apt-get install mhddfs

Create folder for merging

mkdir /data/main

Add the following line to the end of fstab

mhddfs#/data/.data1,/data/.data2 /data/main fuse defaults,allow_other 0 0