I have a number of externally mounted, SATA drives, each formatted EXT2, with unique labels. Each drive has an entry in /etc/fstab with a LABEL= statement so that each drive has a unique mount point. There are also a couple of partitions on the main drive that are NOT in the fstab, and so are not
normally mounted (by design).
Under SUSE 11.0 this worked fairly well. When a drive was powered on, I only needed to issue a
sudo mount -a
command to make the drive available.
After installing SUSE 11.1 (with a clean install), I’ve discovered that things appear to work a bit differently. Although I can still mount drives using the mount command, I am besieged by pop-up messages asking me if I want to open the drive in a new window. Not only am I getting messages for the just mounted drive, but also for the unmounted partitions on the main drive!
If I select “Open In New Window” from this pop-up, I get one of two messages:
org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed uth_admin_keep_always ← (action, result)
Which makes these pop-ups not only annoying, but useless.
Is there a way to turn off these messages without affecting automount for CDs/DVDs?
Even better: Is there a way for a drive specified in fstab (or someplace else) to be automatically and silently mounted when it is powered on? I am using KDE 3.5 in SUSE 11.1, as I was in 11.0.
Thanx in advance to any kind soul who can render some advise.