[Server-devel] automount external HD
jvonau at shaw.ca
Thu Oct 14 04:14:50 EDT 2010
On Thu, 2010-10-14 at 00:24 -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 11:19 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 10:15:55PM -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> >> I want to use an external USB hard drive and mount it as /library at
> >> boot time. I have added a line in /etc/fstab
> >> /dev/sda1 /library ext3 defaults 0 0
> > Might you instead mount by UUID or LABEL?
> I will try this tomorrow.
> >> However, this won't mount at boot time.
> > There's no auto in the fourth field.
> I changed that to auto but that does not work either. Here's the other
> interesting thing. The USB drive shows up under lsusb but is not auto
> mounted. df -h doesn't show it. mount -a results in a "/dev/sda1 does
> not exist". Then if I unplug the USB cable and plug it back in, the
> drive gets recognized and automounts twice. Once at the /library
> mountpoint and once at the /mnt/usb0 mountpoint. Could be a conflict
> between fstab and udev?
The package usbmount is reason for the behaviour you are seeing.
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