Re: auto-mounting disks that might not be present (e.g. usb drives)
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> > >
> > > The bottom line: There is no problem even if
> > > flashdrives/cameras etc are in fstab but not present- you
> > > simply get the error logged
> > Well, there is a definite problem in my case (Debian unstable on
> > i386).
> > Error code 1 on fsck gets an error logged, but doesn't stop the
> > boot process.
> Definite problem here, too, on my uptodate Sid system, with ext3.
> My fstab has lines like this:
> LABEL=software /media/software ext3
> defaults,user,exec,noauto 0 0
> Camaleón wrote:
>>Mmm... I think "LABEL" would take precedence over another mount option
<<(UUID, ID or PATH) so if you "tag" your media device with a LABEL, it
>>should be mounted when plugged under "/media/mylabel".
Well Label didn't work in my case either - I gave the USB drive a label
of Music...then changed fstab to the LABEL=Music from /dev/sda1
The drive did not get mounted and I had to go back to /dev/sda1
But as long as /dev/sda1 is used, there is no fsck of the drive.
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