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Old 08-29-2003, 01:49 AM   #1
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Auto Mount Floppy/CD/USB


Hi

I have been using Mandrake 9.1 at home, but using Redhat 8.0 at school. With Mandrake when you boot, the floppy/CD and USB are mounted automatically, so when you use Konquerer to explore, it will try and access those drives to see if there is media in them. This is great, for a migrating windows user, it works exactly like explorer.

But, with Redhat, it does not work like this, you have to mount/unmount the drives each time you use them. Is there some type of script that can be added to the FSTAB, so that it will do the mounting from boot?

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Old 08-29-2003, 01:53 AM   #2
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Actually, the tool that does that is called SuperMount:
http://supermount-ng.sourceforge.net/

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Old 08-29-2003, 09:53 AM   #3
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Native to Red Hat is the autofs RPM. The description reads:

Packager: Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
Summary: A tool for automatically mounting and unmounting filesystems.
Description:
Autofs controls the operation of the automount daemons. The automount
daemons automatically mount filesystems when you use them and
unmount them after a period of inactivity. Filesystems can include
network filesystems, CD-ROMs, floppies, and others.

Install this package if you want a program for automatically mounting
and unmounting filesystems. If your Red Hat Linux machine is on a
network, you should install autofs.
 
  


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