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    peebhat NNTP User

    Default how to create persistent access to ext harddrive?

    I want to mount my usb ext hard-drive always at a fixed mountpoint in my home-directory.How can I do that?Surely I cannot make it a part of fstab as the ext hard-disk will be coming and going?

    Thanks in Advance.

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    Default Re: how to create persistent access to ext harddrive?

    peebhat wrote:

    > I want to mount my usb ext hard-drive always at a fixed mountpoint in my
    > home-directory.


    Good.

    > Surely I cannot make it a part of fstab as the ext hard-disk will be
    > coming and going?


    Why not? Add options "noauto,users" to fstab. If you don't like fstab, see
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Mounting_...c_Mount_Points

    regards,
    Andreas

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    Default Re: how to create persistent access to ext harddrive?

    On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 15:36 +0000, peebhat wrote:
    > I want to mount my usb ext hard-drive always at a fixed mountpoint in my
    > home-directory.How can I do that?Surely I cannot make it a part of fstab
    > as the ext hard-disk will be coming and going?


    Most will have a name that is somewhat persistent under /media when
    hotplugged... however, if is generic, you CAN build your own udev rule
    to handle the device including how it is mounted and what names, etc.
    it is given... especially true if the device has an underlying unique
    identified (e.g. serial number).

    I'll point you do my unfinished article at
    http://www.ntlug.org/Articles/Hotplug?action=login

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    In older openSUSE/Linux distros, you could mark the device
    as hotplug in your fstab... but the powers that be have
    deprecated that feature (in all fairness the freedesktop.org
    folks are a bit lost.... I think they understand "the problem"
    with shared devices, but are lost when it comes to solutions).




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    peebhat NNTP User

    Default Re: how to create persistent access to ext harddrive?

    Thanks,cjcox and Andreas.I was first a little overawed by udev,but later could understand it(atleast guess I understood).

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