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renzed 12-30-2011 10:20 PM

Install USB HDD as "standard" partition instead of automounting to /media/...
 
I hope the subject is clear enough. I have a 1.5TB external USB HDD. Currently, when I plug it into my box, it appears on the current user's desktop just like any other USB drive (i.e., a thumb drive).

What I would like to do is do incremental backups to this drive. I'd like to be able to mount it and use it just like any other partition (i.e., if I installed a second internal drive) without interfering with the automount behavior for any other USB drives (i.e., thumb drives or any other external USB HDD's I might use for one reason or another).

Can anybody give me any pointers?

fukawi1 12-30-2011 10:25 PM

Create an fstab entry for it.
Using the UUID rather than /dev/sdxx
That way its not likely to get confused with device names on boot and such...

renzed 12-31-2011 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fukawi1 (Post 4562263)
Create an fstab entry for it.
Using the UUID rather than /dev/sdxx
That way its not likely to get confused with device names on boot and such...

Thanks. I'll give it a shot and see if I can make it work. I'll scream if I can't figure it out.

renzed 01-02-2012 11:54 AM

Worked perfectly - thanks!

htdIO 01-03-2012 01:32 AM

Great, I've also been having troubles with it auto-mounting. Thanks guys!


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