Casey Stamper wrote: > Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: >> Casey Stamper wrote: >>> Tim wrote: >>>> I tend to agree. You paint yourself into a corner trying to write >>>> fixed >>>> rules for non-fixed media. >>>> >>> Especially when you write in those fixed rules and boot the system w/out >>> the device in there and it hangs for a good long while chewing on that >>> line in fstab. >>> >> That is why you use the noauto option in the fstab entry. You have >> to run mount manually after plugging in the drive, but you can set >> it so the user can do that. >> >> If you do not want to use gnome-mount, then you could always fall >> back on an older method. I used to have udev rules that created >> meaningful symlinks when plugging in a USB drive. The fstab rules >> would then use the symlink instead of a specific SCSI drive. (You >> can also have udev run a command to mount the device when it is >> deetected, but I didn't bother with that.) The thing is, you can >> have udev create entrys like /dev/pny128 /dev/pny1281 when you plug >> in your PNY 128M pen drive, and have a fstab entry that lats a user >> mount /dev/pny1281. The user runs mount /mnt/pny128 or mount >> /media/pny128 and the device gets mounted. >> >> Mikkel >> > Still a bit cumbersome for the "normal" user, yes? I know it's trivial > for most of us on the list as is the whole manual mount process but if > we're ever to have a wider user base, there should be a more > user-friendly technique. > I guess I don't figure the "normal" user is not going to be trying to mount removable devices from the cli without having tools like gnome-mount installed. Will a "normal" user be trying to manage the system from the cli in the first place? Lets face it, the entire cli is a bit cumbersome for the "normal" user... Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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