Cheryl Homiak wrote:
I want to be able to have my floppy and cdrom automount. I have
enabled automount support in the kernel and have installed autofs. I
have looked at and tried to follow the information in the autofs man
page, the automount minihowto,
the quick autofs tutorial, www.linuxhq.com/lg/issue24//nielsen.html
and Poul's linux guide--automounter setup,
However, although I apparently have a running autofs and a valid
/etc/auto.master, /etc/auto.floppy and /etc/auto.cdrom, and
directories /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/floppy, I still don't have automount.
Where else should i look? What else should I try? what else might I be
The standard location in Debian is /var/autofs/misc/
By changing /etc/auto.misc thus:
cd -fstype=iso9660,ro,sync,nodev,nosuid :/dev/hdc
floppy -fstype=auto,sync,nodev,nosuid :/dev/fd0
you would have them appearing
Note your CD might not be /dev/hdc.
You can also do other magic with autofs:
On this system, /var/ftp/pub/linux is an NFS mount. I think it doesn't
work on 2.2 kernels.