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Re: USB flash drive not automounting

On Tue, 7 Feb 2006 22:23:59 -0800
Rob Blomquist <rob.blomquist@verizon.net> wrote:

> On Tuesday 07 February 2006 9:57 pm, L.V.Gandhi so eloquently stated:
> >see the following pages
> >http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/126
> >http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/127
> Thank you very much for showing me the right spot to look. As soon as I learn 
> enought about the Debian web, I will gladly stop asking so many questions.

Asking questions is how we ALL learn. I sense some frustration from you which is understandable as its a difficult thing to learn a new system and this thread almost fell into a flamewar. I know there was some frustration from others in this thread as well because many of us knew you were dealing with two seperate issues that you seemed to have difficulty in seperating: automounting (whatever form it takes) requires mounting to work first. I think we were trying to get to the first issue first, before tackling the second. Its matter of developing problem solving skills -- something we all can benefit from, no matter our experience level.

So having said that, I'm glad its now working for you. Any insight as to what the problem was before? Maybe there is something there for us to learn.

As to automounting. It seems many people object to it as it takes away some control of the system and those objections are certainly valid. However, if you choose to use some form of automounting, you are free to do so and many here will help you if you need it. Note that there are several systems out there including some built in to GNOME and I think KDE as well that are probably what you are looking for. I'm almost positive that your experience in Ubuntu is the GNOME volume manager (?) that watches for USB events and so forth and automatically mounts the device and creates a desktop icon. 

good luck. /me leaves carefully trying not to step on toes.


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