fstab

Russel Caldwell caldr704 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 22:39:15 MST 2009


>
> The auto-mounting is being handled by either GNOME or KDE. This happens
> with any external removable media, such as CDROMs, thumb drives, and
> external disks. /media is the mountpoint used for the automount, and if
> a filesystem label exists on your media's filesystem, then the mount
> point will be /media/label, in your case, /media/backup.
>
> Adding the entry to /etc/fstab would mean that you want the disk mounted
> by the init on boot, rather than your preferred desktop manager. So,
> if you don't want it mounted on boot, don't add it to your fstab. Also,
> if added, and it's not present during boot, this will hang your boot
> process wating for you to confirm it's missing before continuing.
>
>
It looks like you guys led me in the right direction. Thanks. The basic idea
for me was to not have  the system auto-mount the drive but Gnome by default
does just that with a USB connection and when it does auto-mount the drive
it mounts it on the /media directory. So I changed the mount point in my
fstab file to /mnt/backup and that seems to have taken care of the problem.
It doesn't seem to be auto-mounting the drive and the icon is not showing up
on the desktop which was what I was aiming for. The only irritation is the
mounting process seems to occupy the drive for an inordinate amount of time
although I can access the drive fairly quickly after issuing the mount
command.
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