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Old 10-23-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Mounting a thumb drive

Hiya all

Running Fedora 17

I'm trying to make it so my thumb drive mounts to a certain location when I plug it in, instead of the default place. However, I'm having a few issues with it that google can't solve for me.... Apparently this is a common (enough) problem but no one actually has an answer for it.

The line for it in /etc/fstab is:

UUID=045A-1E3E	/mnt/POINT	vfat	rw,noauto	0	0
I figured it was to do with the option auto vs noauto, but with auto, the OS blocks on boot if the drive isn't connected, and with noauto I have to sudo mount the drive manually after connecting it, defeating the purpose.

Any ideas?


Old 10-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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just write a script called
mount -t vfat /dev/thumbdrive /destination
then in rc.local

source  /location_of_the_script/
Old 10-24-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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Uhhh what you describe is accomplishing the same thing as having the 'auto' option in /etc/fstab, which doesn't really solve the problem
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Include the "user" or "users" option in your /etc/fstab entry. The "user" option allows unmount only by the user that mounted the filesystem. The "users" option allows any user to unmount.

Note that a non-root user of the mount command is forbidden from using any options other than read-only and must specify either the device or the mount point, not both.


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