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Old 09-28-2003, 02:41 AM   #1
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supermount


/etc/fstab has an entry "supermount". What does this mean as opposed to "mount"?

Thanks for any info!
 
Old 09-28-2003, 04:25 AM   #2
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If my memory serves me correctly, the supermount thing is where you don't actually have to manually mount a drive/disc i.e. it mounts a cdrom when you put it into a drive automatically enabling you to surf the contents of the disc straight away.

Mounting, unmounting - sounds like "dogs on heat" eh

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Old 09-28-2003, 09:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ, echodoross.

The supermount thing is exactly that, bigjohn. It can be very helpful if you're new to Linux and are not quite sure what mounting is all about. However, it also confuses the matter because it effectively means that you do not have to mount CDs, DVDs, floppies, ZIPs, etc. It is something that I have only ever come across with Mandrake and personally I do not like it. In order to disable it you would run (as root) supermount -i disable
 
Old 10-01-2003, 02:59 AM   #4
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You don't like supermount Thymox?

Next thing you'll say is that you don't like pasties!

regards

John

p.s. and I still reckon the best pasties came from one of the Dewdney brothers (Ron and Ivor), though I don't recall whether they're made in Plymouth or Liskeard
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:26 AM   #5
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Eeeewww!

Ivor Dewdney pasties! I think I'd rather eat a Rat sandwich! No, the absolute best pasties you can get are Rowe's! Unfortunately you would have more chance of finding several pieces of a broken needle inside of a haystack, putting them back together again and being able to use it properly, than finding a Rowe's pasty outside of Cornwall!

Oh, and no - I don't like Supermount. It can be quite good if people are not adept at learning new concepts, but to my mind it can only serve to confuse people in the long run! How is someone supposed to understand about mounting their partitions from a rescue disc if they've never encountered what mounting really is? (Rhetorical question)
 
Old 10-04-2003, 04:53 PM   #6
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Well I think supermount is good because it saves a lot of time if using a lot of CD-ROMS for example but I agree that everyone should be aware of how the system works before using it. Thats why dists like Slackware is much better than Mandrake or RH
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:46 PM   #7
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I know it is a bit of an old thread, but I've just been going through my old replied-to box in my email client and came across this one! I have recently come across a fantastic little programme called cdde (CD Detect and Execute). It can detect different types of disc and do different tasks depending on what it is, so you can make it play the movie when you insert a DVD, mount the filesystem when you insert a data disc or run your favourite burning app when a blank disc is inserted! How cool is that!

http://freshmeat.net/projects/cdde/?topic_id=116%2C146
 
Old 11-05-2003, 11:10 PM   #8
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wow cool! ...sounds just like windows

*ducks*
 
  


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