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Old 11-01-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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auto mount dvd

i have been struggling with this for 2 days now. i know in the past i edited the fstab file to automatically mount my dvd drive, but i cannot figure out what i did. i can mount it as root using mount /dev/cdrom, but i know it's easier than that. can anyone guide in the right direction? i would be sincerely grateful!

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Add the option 'auto' to the entry.
Old 11-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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In mine, a user can (easily) mount but it is not auto mount.

So maybe the noauto gets replaced with auto to make it auto mount?

al@ep451337_32:~$ cat /etc/fstab
/dev/sda6        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/sda8        /                ext4        defaults         1   1
/dev/sda1        /boot            ext2        defaults         1   2
/dev/sda9        /mnt/sda_9       ext4        noauto,users     0   0
/dev/sdb1        /mnt/sdb_1       ext4        noauto,users     0   0
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,users,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,users     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
tmpfs            /dev/shm         tmpfs       defaults         0   0
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"auto" in fstab simply means that the system will attempt to mount it when you issue a 'mount -a' (which gets done for you during boot). It has nothing to do with automatically mounting of removable media on insertion. That is usually done by the desktop environment/file-manager though udev,udisks, dbus tend to be involved.


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