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I have a non-GUI installation of Mandrake 9.1 which I would like to be able to automount my drives (filesystem is automatically mounted upon insertion of disk, I presume), but I don't know how. Can anyone tell me?
Also, I have a parallel zip drive which I have been able to "modprobe ppa" and use successfully, but do not want to have to type in the modprobe command everytime I want to use the drive. How can I add this to boot? I don't have a very good idea of common Linux files yet, so please be specific in any explanations
your floppy and cd-rom should get mounted automatically since mandrake has the supermount feature. The same is usually true for zip drives. Have you tried if putting in a floppy or zip mounts it automatically?
Umm ok, I actually don't quite remember Mandrake and where is its modules file, but you can open /etc/rc.d/rc.local and the modprobe ppa line to the end of rc.local, that should do it. You can also try adding the line to /etc/modules.conf if it exists. Good luck!
the noauto option means that it is not going to be automatically mounted when you start up the system or do mount -a. It is useful for partitions that you don't want to be mounted all the time for whatever reasons or for file systems that might or might not be there at boot time - like floppies and zipdrives.
The supermount feature does the mounting for you when it detects a removable media in one of the relevant drives.