[CentOS] How to stop automount

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Wed Nov 17 08:49:19 EST 2010

On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Dick Roth wrote:

> To: CentOS List <centos at centos.org>
> From: Dick Roth <raroth7 at comcast.net>
> Subject: [CentOS] How to stop automount
> 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.
> Dick

We seem to be talking about 2 different uses for the USB 

Do you want to boot a Linux system from the USB stick, or do 
you want to mount the USB drive after the system is up?

Kind Regards,


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