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Old 10-08-2003, 03:31 AM   #1
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mount usb module then mount usb hard drive

Hi all,
I am having problem for the startup sequence. Well, I have the usb hard drive. In order for me to auto mount the usb hard drive, I need to activate my usb module. Each time, I have to wait for Mandrake boot up then go to module and activate it. After that, I just do manual mount usb hard drive. Is that anyway for me to activate the module usb during boot? I know rc.local is that last sequence for me to vi the module for that file. What is the first sequence file for me to put it the module usb? Thank you and have a nice day.

Old 10-08-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
Hans Zarkoff
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There are two possibilities. The first one is more elegant but the second is easier...

Option #1
You'll have to grep for 'mount -a' in your system init scripts ie. scripts in /etc/rc{0-6}.d. Once found, insert the 'modprobe usbharddrivedriver' command before it.

Then make sure that there's an entry for it in /etc/fstab. Do a 'man fstab' for more help on that.

Option #2

At the end of your rc.local file, add the following:
modprobe usbharddrivedriver
mount -t fstype /dev/hdd /mnt

Replace hdd and /mnt with whatever is necessary.


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