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Old 08-05-2005, 03:42 PM   #1
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Optical drives don't automount in Slack 10.1


I tried editing my /etc/fstab to enable automounting for my CD and DVD drives. The current settings are as follows:

/dev/sda1        /mnt/usbdisk     vfat        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda10       swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda11       /                ext3        defaults         1   1
/dev/hda9        /home            ext3        defaults         1   2
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdwriter    auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
/dev/hdd         /mnt/dvdwriter   auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-15,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
Any ideas as to why the drives aren't automounting would be greatly appreciated.


Old 08-06-2005, 08:26 AM   #2
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They aren't being mounted automatically because of the "noauto" option. You need to change "noauto" to "auto".


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