Re: mtab SNAFU
Haines Brown <email@example.com> writes:
> Thanks for your reply. Yes, I sometimes run into trouble by having too
> many different USB drives to mount. I got the impression that
> configuring udev was the answer, but I was intimidated by the coding
> necessary to do it.
disk/by-id is now provided by udev config (may be by debian). So you
should not have any udev coding to do.
>> On my side, to be sure that a usb-device is always mounted on the same
>> point, I use an entry from /dev/disk/by-id/ instead of relying on
> Interesting. I see the logic by looking at /dev/disk/by-id, and it
> looks simple. But I am a bit nervous about experimenting. Can you
> refer me to a HOWTO, or do I have to play around to see if I can get
> it to work? It seems this use of by-id is actually part of udev.
It's quite simple:
- check the content of /dev/disk/by-id
- plug your thumb-drive
- check the new entries in /dev/disk/by-id
- add this kind of line to your fstab:
/dev/disk/by-id/<new_entry> <usb_mount_point> auto rw,noatime,user 0 0
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