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Re: Procedure on mounting USB/hotplug devices



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
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