I recently purchased a 1.5 TB USB desktop HD. I plugged it into my PCLOS laptop and Nautilus immediately listed and mounted the ntfs (windows) formatted drive. I then used gparted on the PartedMagic boot disk to reduce the Windows partition to 1/2 the drive and add an ext4 partition and a mount point for PCLOS. The windows partition is now sdb1 and the ext4 partition is sdb2. When I plug the drive into a usb port, the sdb1 partition is automatically mounted (as indicated in Nautilus) but I must manually mount sdb2. I have been trying to research what to do to make sdb2 auto mount also. I have found some information regarding "Autofs" and "Supermount". I haven't yet tried to do anything with this information. Since sdb1, the CDROM, thumb drives, etc, are automatically mounted, it appears to me that the necessary software is already there to do this. I'm guessing there is just some tweaking I need to do. Can someone advise me on this?
BTW, the gparted work took over 20 hours to complete. Is this normal on an HD of this size?