[CentOS] How to stop automount

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 12:21:38 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 05:52, Dick Roth <raroth7 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I just put a USB hard drive into service, but find that unless the drive
> is connected to my PC the machine won't boot and drops to a shell.
> Below is the line I added to fstab.  I thought that the option "noauto"
> would prevent the machine from trying to mount the drive
> /dev/sdb             /usbdrive           ext3    user,noauto,rw  0 2
> What am I doing wrong?  Any advice is welcome.

What is on the drive? If it's something critica, such as your /home or
/etc directory, then of course the system won't make it to runlevel 5
without it.

Dotan Cohen


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