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

On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 05:17:33AM +1030, Arthur Marsh wrote:
> 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
>> Osamu
> It didn't work for me in KDE 3.5.10 (running Debian unstable here). I  
> might have the wrong packages installed.

I see. Did you label drive when formatting it.  I use gnome.  KDE should
do the same...

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

These are very good but a bit overkill...


This is how ... KDE may require user to be part of plugdev group or so


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