[CentOS] How to stop automount

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Wed Nov 17 08:43:10 EST 2010

On Wed, 17 Nov 2010, Dotan Cohen wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] How to stop automount
> 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.

Also bear in mine the boot order in your machines BIOS 


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