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Hey, that one didn't work with mine and I was pissed. Goto /etc/rc5.d. There should be a script called "autofs" or "automount", or something similar. If you are not sure what the program is, ask the man pages. When you find the script whose name involved the automounter, delete it.
This program registrates bus events and reports them to hotplug. Hotplug manages the mounting of your USB stick.
shut it down, there should be no more mounting. However I think that udevd simply links a new device, meaning that this will prevent new devices being created at runtime (for example linking an external hard disk while computer is running, etc, etc).
Disable it by writing "kill -s SIGKILL 1102" (replace 1102 with the PID of udevd).
Does the computer still automount? Are there any other complications?
I made some research on udevd. udevd is a salve of hotplug. I was originally frustrated by the fact that I couldn't find hotplug as an application running on zour computer (examining your ps post). However, I found the following quote in the udevd manual:
"In the Linux 2.6 kernel, hotplugging has been integrated with the driver model core so that any bus or class can report hotplug events when devices are added or removed. "
According to the istallation manual, the kernel calls out to a program or script called /sbin/hotplug when hotplug events take place. Check if it is there, if it exists rename it to /sbin/hotplug_disabled or something.