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Old 08-23-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question autofs on gentoo won't mount dvds

Have gentoo running on machine with 3 dvdroms which i want to mount using autofs. I made sure my kernel has appropriate modules installed and installed autofs userland program as well. I've configured the /etc/autofs/auto.master to look like following
/mnt/auto /etc/autofs/auto.misc --ghost
I've configured auto.misc in the same folder to look like

cdrom1 -fstype=iso9660,ro :/dev/dvd1

then I made sure to start the autofs daemon in /etc/init.d/autofs start
as root.

If i understand correctly this should mount my second dvdrom once
I instert the dvd disk. However it doesn't. I see the /mnt/auto folder
being created when i start the service but cdrom1 folder is not created
when i insert a disk.

Any idea what i'm doing wrong?

Old 08-24-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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changing fstype to auto fixed the problem


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