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Re: Alias for pen drives



On Monday 01 October 2007 13:36:11 Paul Smith wrote:
> On 10/1/07, Manuel Arostegui Ramirez <manuel todo-linux com> wrote:
> > > > > The alias '/dev/dvd' is for dvd. What is the alias for pen drives?
> > > >
> > > > They'll be another pseudo-SCSI drive (/dev/sd something).  Whether
> > > > it's sda, sdb, etc., will depend on what other drives are on your
> > > > system, and how the interfaces are managed.
> > > >
> > > > This system has two internal hard drive, they're /dev/sda and
> > > > /dev/sdb. I'd expect that plugging in a USB flash drive would be
> > > > /dev/sdc, but sometimes it's a higher letter.  I haven't worked that
> > > > one out yet.
> > > >
> > > > Another of my systems has one internal hard drive, and one of those
> > > > multi-card readers (SD, Compact, etc.).  If I add a USB flash drive,
> > > > it gets a much higher letter than I expect.  I imaging that's due to
> > > > the multi-card reader grabbing some devices, even if there's no
> > > > memory cards plugged into it.
> > > >
> > > > This unpredicability is why labels are so useful.  You can label a
> > > > drive with a name, and always find it by that name (later on), no
> > > > matter where it's plugged in.
> > > >
> > > > If you don't want to use labels, your other option is making UDEV/HAL
> > > > rules.  You'd pick something identifying about your device (e.g. that
> > > > flash drive, or all flash drives), and assign them a device name of
> > > > your own choosing.  I used to do that with my Polaroid camera.  If I
> > > > plugged it in it be /media/usbdisk, and I couldn't tell it apart from
> > > > flash drive plugged in at the same time (there'd be two
> > > > /media/usbdisks, and I'd have to remember which was plugged in
> > > > first).
> > >
> > > Thanks to all.
> > >
> > > Then, how can I set up a label for my pen drive?
> >
> > Setting the mount point in the /etc/fstab
>
> Yes, Manuel, but how? What sort of line should I add to  /etc/fstab?
>
> Paul

This is an approach that should work, keep in mind you might want use 
different options, dirs...

Pay attention to sdaX, where the X is the number of your usb port, you can see 
it if you plug your usb and tail -f /var/log/messages

/dev/sdaX /media/pendrive auto defaults,noauto,user 0 0

Hope this helps
Manuel
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