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Old 08-29-2003, 11:28 AM   #1
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Exclamation Automounting { if present }


Im mounting my maxtor-firewire disk using this command:

mount -t vfat -o defaults,umask=0,quiet /dev/sda1 /mnt/removable

Great - it works very fine... But - i would like to mount it every time i boot... Or my goal is (info: using RH9):

- Boot
- Check if disk is present (how??)
- If present, mount it using the above command.
- Tada

Is that some weird kind of scripting - or is there an easy way to do it

// Yoc.
Old 08-29-2003, 11:37 AM   #2
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Actually, fstab will do that for you

/dev/sda1  /mnt/removable  vfat  defaults,umask=0,quiet,auto  0   0
Should suffice as an entry in /etc/fstab

Old 08-29-2003, 11:41 AM   #3
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You should add an entry in your /etc/fstab file. It works like this (an example):
#device- mnt point- fs type-options- dump-pass
/dev/sda1 /mnt/removable vfat defaults,umask=0,quiet 0 0
Old 08-29-2003, 11:44 AM   #4
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Thanks! It seems to work

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