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Old 03-10-2004, 11:13 PM   #1
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How do I map device serial number to its mount point directory?

I have two maxtor usb external hard drive mounted on my Mandrake 9.2 machine.
If i look at /proc/bus/usb/devices, it shows me these two drives and their respective serial numbers and these two drives are mounted as /mnt/removable and /mnt/removable2.
I wanted to find out which serial number disk is mounted as which directory?
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.
Old 03-11-2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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I believe recent kernels and mount utilities have added support for mounting based on filesystem labels. However you need to have the drives formatted as ext* for this to work, then use e2label to add the label to each drive, then edit your fstab to change the device name to "LABEL=labelname" instead of /dev/whatever. This will still require that you try to mount both mountpoints when you add a drive, unless you know which label you're putting in there.

I think hotplug also has some features to automatically mount drives like this, and it might work better.


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