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Re: [opensuse] usb external disk questions
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 08:59:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <1166968771.8386.4.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-12-24 at 14:39 +0100, Primm wrote:
> On Sunday 24 December 2006 14:15, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > * jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx> [12-24-06 07:31]:
> > > the better way is to name the partition (label), so that
> > > it's mounted in /media/<name>
> > >
> > > however, I don't remember exactly how to name it :-(
> >
> > The YasT Partition Editor can do it.
> As it stands, /media/disk doesn't exist until I plug in the external disk.
> That is what yast chose as a mount point when I formatted it (it had ntfs to
> begin with). Is what you are saying to create a permanent directory called
> <name> under the /media directory? Confused.
> My main concern is that the mount point will always be the same every time I
> plug it in. In my case /media/disk Or will it change depending upon what else
> is plugged in? I need to write a script to rsync to it and so need to have a
> fixed mount point.
> Cheers, Steve.

Start up YaST Partition er, high-lite the partition, click on edit,
click on fstab options, select mount by Volume Name and supply a name
and use a specific mount point. Save the changes and now when the
partition is mounted it will always be mounted to the same mount.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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