Re: USB external hard drive -- mounting
- Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:07:31 +1200
- From: Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: USB external hard drive -- mounting
On 29/08/17 09:25, James H. H. Lampert wrote:
Can anybody advise me on how to set this thing up so that if it's
plugged in, it will mount, to a consistent mountpoint, whether anybody's
signed on to Gnome or not?
I am not sure about the background automounting, but I get consistent
mount points and mount settings with entries like these in /etc/fstab:
LABEL=Backup /media/backup ext4
noatime,noauto,user,errors=remount-ro 0 0
LABEL=Thumb /media/thumb vfat
noatime,noauto,user,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=007,utf8,flush 0 0
The noauto and hardcoded uid/gid might not work for you, but they could
be a starting point. Perhaps noauto to stop automounting plus a udev
rule? I have not tried this.
The above lines give me fixed mount points based on filesystem labels
(LABEL), but UUID will also work. Device names are no good as they are
by default dynamically assigned for USB storage devices.
Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Transient Software Limited <http://transient.nz/>