Re: Mounting a USB Mass Storage Device
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On 12/01/07 19:49, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> Since the "drive letter" of removable devices is subject to change,
>> I now use UUID values in /etc/fstab instead of /dev/sd??. (Except
>> for /boot and /.)
>> # blkid /dev/sdXY
>> # vi /etc/fstab (Replace /dev/sdXY with UUID="<long string>")
>> Also, if you have hal installed, GNOME & KDE should automagically
>> handle removable devices for you.
> UUIDs are helpful if you have a known set of devices you wish to use.
Like devices that you want to be seen at boot up, or when you are
not logged in.
> just let gnome handle the mounting (I think it uses hal to do it) and
> unmount it with pumount. Once I have disabled nautilus from opening a
> window whenever a removable device is mounted, the process becomes
> terminal friendly. Plugin, cd, do_stuff, pumount, without ever having to
> reach out for the mouse.
GNOME+hal is definitely a valid tool for "user oriented", dynamic
devices like thumb drives.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
%SYSTEM-F-FISH, my hovercraft is full of eels
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