[Server-devel] Need help: mounting usb devices on headless machines

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 03:04:48 EDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 6:52 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> Don't know about Fedoristas, but on Debian and derivatives this is what

usbmount is a slightly longer and nicer version of that, which will

 - mount various partitions if various partitions are available
 - run scripts from a foo.d directory using run-parts
 - various options including logging

See for yourself here -

Having it as a middle-tier does a couple of things
 - insulates the other packages from HAL/udev changes. Is it
udev_volume_id or vol_id?
 - each FS get mounted once and but  N scripts from different packages
can be listening for that mount event

my plan is to add beeps too, with a special beeping pattern if
something goes wrong. Time for a "learn morse-code" activity on the


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