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#1 2004-10-20 20:24:21

z4ziggy
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tip: usb automount

1. dl and install http://ccomb.free.fr/wiki/wakka.php?wik … ageEnglish
2. to allow all users use the drive, add in /etc/dev.d/default/updfstab.dev before the last 'fi' :

mount $DEVNAME -o umask=0660

this is almost windows (yack yack tfu tfu) similar functionality, ie, a usb device is mounted automatically and appears in konqueror when i plug it. only difference is i still need to umount it before unplugging it. this behavior can be changed using autofs and configuring it to umount after 15 sec of idle, etc. i dont think this is a good way, so i stick to umount manually until i find a better solution.

have fun

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#2 2004-12-22 10:39:03

dtw
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Re: tip: usb automount

can you supermount usb pen devices?  i'm guessing no...

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#3 2004-12-22 12:57:33

Pajaro
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Re: tip: usb automount

you can submount usb

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#4 2004-12-22 17:38:47

tmadhavan
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Re: tip: usb automount

What's submount?

And I've tried using supermount to mount my usb mp3 player, but it doesn't always get assigned the same address, could be sda, sda2, whatever. Any ideas?

T

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#5 2004-12-22 20:28:16

lanrat
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Re: tip: usb automount

submount:
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=5537
http://submount.sf.net

pacman -Ss submount
punkrockguy318/submount 0.9-3
    System for automatic mounting/unmounting of removable devices (Kernel 2.6.9).

Or you can build it yourself using abs (it might also be necessary if you are using different or customized kernel).

I think you can use udev rules to alias sda devices to some custom name (like /dev/usbpen).

http://www.reactivated.net/udevrules.php
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php? … +sda1+sda2
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_USB_Mass_Storage_Device

There are a lot more examples - just use google. BTW I don't have usbpen so I can't provide you with any ready configs.

All of this assuming you are running 2.6.9 with udev and you've already read arch wiki pages about udev and usb.

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#6 2005-01-08 12:50:41

dtw
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Re: tip: usb automount

what fs= do you use with submount for a usb pen then?  I am baffled i looked everywhere!

what ever i try i get no medium found sad

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#7 2005-01-08 14:42:01

lanrat
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Re: tip: usb automount

I think this should be vfat. If you already tried this maybe it's not an fs type problem but it's about device name (sda vs sda1 etc.) or syntax error ?
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/index … topic=1882
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … did=227670

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#8 2005-01-09 09:46:51

dtw
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Re: tip: usb automount

i have udev to always make the pen /dev/usbpen - which should avoid the probelm you have suggested right?

i'll post all my details later smile

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#9 2005-01-09 12:46:14

lanrat
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Re: tip: usb automount

dibblethewrecker wrote:

i have udev to always make the pen /dev/usbpen - which should avoid the probelm you have suggested right?

Right.

If you tried vfat then it's time for a stupid question:
Are you sure that your usbpen is already formated ? :-)
Can you use it with other computers/systems?

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#10 2005-02-16 17:53:18

Pajaro
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Re: tip: usb automount

i still need to umount it before unplugging it

if you pass the sync parameter to the mount options you wont have to umount it as everything will get written when unplugging

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