On the drive mounting issue
VIDEO 1 - INSTALLING AND USING GNOME DISK UTILITY AKA DISKS
Gnome Disks ships installed with many Distros, or is in their Repositories.
Once you have accomplished what is set out in the video, then a reboot is in order to see if it works.
In the screenshot below, it shows my desktop from Peach OSI TW (The Works), an Ubuntu-based Distro, which is where I used Disks. Peach has Xfce as its DE, and Xfce likes to show removable drives, hence the clutter. There is a tweak to turn this off, but then it would not show my newly-mounted drives.
SCREENSHOT 1 - PEACH DESKTOP WITH 2 AUTO-MOUNTED DISTRO PARTITIONS
When I first performed this exercise a couple of weeks ago, the icons for Ubuntu's Bionic Beaver (18.04) MATE and Robolinux had the labels I had assigned to them, and shown in GParted.
Yesterday, it gave them the UUIDs instead, which is OK if you have only one Distro to identify, but clumsy with more.
At this time, my /etc/fstab , which had been modified by Disks, showed as below:
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
UUID=47ab1dde-3a48-40d5-bf97-050f6f1d13e8 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=024B-FCE8 /boot/efi vfat umask=0077 0 1
/dev/disk/by-uuid/7da1f48f-4f30-4d7a-8d33-9904bca0649b /mnt/7da1f48f-4f30-4d7a-8d33-9904bca0649b auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0
/dev/disk/by-uuid/e2392e78-51d4-4b46-b3d1-84bf7f0053ff /mnt/e2392e78-51d4-4b46-b3d1-84bf7f0053ff auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0
... with the bottom 2 lines being the additions Disks added.
I have since tweaked those lines so that my Distros now show as per the screenshot below.
SCREENSHOT 2 - AUTOMOUNTED DRIVES NOW CAPTIONED TO IDENTIFY
If you need to know how to do that, just sing out, or you may be content with the UUID.
I hope that answers a part of the OP's question.
In my next Post, I can talk about the partition and drive permissions, and if Adam lets me know he definitely wants it mounted under /media/adam ... we'll see what we can do
Cheers all, and
Enjoy your Linux