[ILUG] FC3 external storage auto detection and mounting
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Fri Apr 15 19:00:39 IST 2005
> My external USB disk and flash memory used to be automatically detected
> and mounted with icons appearing on the desktop. Now this behaviour has
> suddenly stopped. I'm not sure what daemon enables this functionality
> (newbie) but my guess was that this had to do with the "hal" package and
> daemon. Using "rpm -q hal" showed that I had two versions installed
> (can't explain why), and so I removed the older version, in case they
> were conflicting, but the problem remain unresolved. Could someone tell
> me how to re-enable the auto-discovery of devices in FC3?
I use autofs for everything, nfs, SMB, hdd's, floppy's & usbmedia.
misc /etc/auto.misc --timeout=5
Next, in auto.misc, add an entry such as:
usbcamera -fstype=auto,sync,nodev,nosuid :/dev/xxx
add an entry for each device you wish to mount.
chkconfig autofs on
service autofs start
Then simply cd /misc/usbcamera and its automagically mounted.
You can have icons on your desktop which you simply click on to mount or
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