[CentOS] how to automount usb drive

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Mar 26 02:24:34 UTC 2010


At Fri, 26 Mar 2010 10:14:59 +1100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

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> adjust the following to your needs
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>   /dev/sdd1 /mnt/usb ext3 dev,auto,nouser,rw,sync   0 0
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> Just be careful on boot up, I had trouble on boot when the drive 
> was already connected ... it wasnt recognized. I had to put up a boot
> delay onto the kernel command line to make sure the drivers
> where all awake when the mounts occur.

The OP might also want to label the file system and use the 'LABEL='
option instead of /dev/sd<mumble> -- this will allow things to work
properly in the event that the USB drive gets mapped to a different
SCSI id for some reason (maybe someone put in a thumb drive or camera
or something).

> 
> Jobst
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> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 03:52:29PM -0700, Bazooka Joe (fastfish at gmail.com) wrote:
> > I have a server with no desktop - just cli that i need to have a user
> > plug in a usb hd and would like it to automount to a consistent
> > directory so I can schedule a backup.  The user can rotate the usb
> > drives and it all just works.
> > 
> > Any ideas how automate so that say /media/backup mounts to any usb
> > harddrive and unmounts cleanly?
> > 
> > -thx
> > bazooka
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