[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: How to automount USB disks at boot-up?

Osamu Aoki wrote, on 2009-03-02 01:25:
On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 01:56:12PM +0100, Robert Latest wrote:
Hello people,

the subject says it all. I (often, but not always) have a portable USB
disk connected to the computer that I would like to have automounted
on boot. I could just knit some init script for this task, but before
I do that I'd like to check if there is a "canonical Debian way" to
achieve it.

I do not know if it is "canonical Debian way" or not  ... but there are
few ways.

Do you use modern desktop?  Gnome, KDE, ... then it automounts.

If non X system, just add it to /etc/fstab


It didn't work for me in KDE 3.5.10 (running Debian unstable here). I might have the wrong packages installed.

What I did was identify the 2 usbdrives I own and set up mount points for them and put the following in /etc/fstab:

# line for first drive
/dev/disk/by-id/usb-Verbatim_STORE_N_GO_078A18B40293-0:0-part1 /mnt/usbdrive vfat defaults,users,uid=65534,gid=65534,umask=000 0 2

# line for second drive
/dev/disk/by-id/usb-Flash_Drive_AU_USB2.0_OGUN4WMN-0:0 /mnt/usb8gig vfat defaults,users,uid=65534,gid=65534,umask=000,shortname=win95 0 2

"shortname=win95" was needed to enable me to create a dvd directory tree on the second drive - the joys of case-sensitive versus case insensitive systems. The "defaults" word is only needed if there are no other entries in that field of /etc/fstab.


Reply to: