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Old 08-31-2004, 06:04 AM   #1
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How to put a permanent entry in fstab for usb pen drive

I`ve got a samsung USB pen drive that mounts as /dev/sda1

I wanted to put a permanent entry in fstab but when i remove the stick the entry goes off.

The entry was

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noauto,user,kudzu 0 0

I want to make this entry permanent so that i dont have to put it back again to allow users to mount a usb mem stick

Old 08-31-2004, 06:28 AM   #2
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I've recently done the same thing in my FC2. Only diff is I don't have the "kudzu" option in mine.
Old 08-31-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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Someone at my LUG had the same problem so he chose to write vfat instead of auto and that solved it.
Old 08-31-2004, 06:22 PM   #4
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What I tend to do is wait for the "automounter" to detect the presence of a new removable device, wait for it to add an entry to the fstab and then edit it! I would change the mountpoint to something meaningful (I have /mnt/pendrive) and remove the kudzu option. That works well enough for me, but your mileage may vary.
Old 08-31-2004, 11:36 PM   #5
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If i put vfat , will it work if it is ext2 partition i have on that flash stick?

And I did this
ln -s /dev/sda1 /dev/flash1

Put the entry in fstab . It seems to work but sometimes on reboot the entry dissapears

And I will try removing kudzu too

Thanks for that. But if any other user is using the device what permission should i give to the mount directory?



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