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Re: auto-mounting disks that might not be present (e.g. usb drives)

Camaleón wrote, on 04/02/10 03:05:
On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 23:04:26 +1030, Arthur Marsh wrote:

Camaleón wrote, on 03/02/10 21:52:

You should not list your devices in fstab if you want to make use of
your DE hotplug capabilities.

As I just posted in another message in this thread, I'd like the USB
flash drive to be automatically mounted after fsck if the drive is
present at boot-up and automatically mounted without fsck if plugged in
after the machine is booted.

As said, if you list the USB device in fstab, the system will try to mount it on every boot, whether is plugged or not.
I would also like the machine to boot fully if it is started without the
USB flash drive present.

That should not happen at all (if the disk is not present it should log a warn, but the system should keep loading). It can be a bug.

The response I received to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=568200 suggest that the responder thinks that running fsck on a non-existent device is the proper behaviour /-:.


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