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It is not the dynamic entries line that matters, but the "users" option in the mounting option. It's stupid that Mepis uses "users", when "managed" is used by fstab-sync and others. I say it's stupid not because it's different but because users has a long recognized meaning of allowing ANY user to mount/unmount the drive in question.
Distribution: ArchLinux (Can use any distro though)
no you can leave the users option alone, only things below it are considered valid. As the op of #mepis I deal with this question quite frequently, only that which is below that comment is mannaged. the users line is irrelevent.
Okay, so I see how adding hdc and hdd to the static portion of fstab should do what I'm trying to do (automatically mount the drives at startup). However, what hardware detection features will I be screwing up? Is there another way, possibly within the user interface, to get these drives to automatically mount?
On a side note, it seems logical that Mepis should mount these drives automatically. (I'm running Debian Sarge on another system and all hard drives come up mounted when I boot the computer.) Before looking into logging a Mepis enhancement request, can someone confirm/refute that Mepis does not/does mount extra drives? Just want to confirm that it's the distro and not me.