Bug#583954: fstab doesn't mount external USB-drive, but mount -a does
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 10:34:01PM +0200, André Fliß | Planet Groove Productions wrote:
> While booting Debian does not recognize the external USB-harddisk. It is not
I've been hit by the same problem, and seemed to find a workaround by using package usbmount.
It's not perfect, but seems to at least relieve from the pain ;)
Hope this helps.