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Re: [opensuse] How to Mount External Drives Manually?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 08:17:38 -0800
  • Message-id: <200901130817.38582.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday January 13 2009, auxsvr@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
The above is meant to mount removable disk partitions via hal/dbus.

- Does it (as I suspect) retain the auto-mounting behavior? I want
to inhibit that, too (making the mount-point selection aspect moot,
I know).

I'm not sure what you mean. Using KDE 4.2 here, the disk isn't
mounted automatically when I plug it in.

I'm using KDE 3.5.

Whenever new external drives or media appear (CDs and DVDs,
flash-RAM "thumb drives," USB and FireWire external drives, etc.) two
things happen: They're automatically mounted on directories in /media
(mount-point directory names created from volume information of the
file systems on the media or device) and KDE responds by presenting me
with a dialog asking me what I want to do now that the new device /
file system volume has appeared.

Maybe I should go back to my original question:

On Monday January 12 2009, Randall R Schulz wrote:
So what are the relevant subsystems, commands and configuration files
I need to learn about to get manual mounting for select external
drives and partitions?

Or, to rephrase it a bit, what do I have to learn about to understand
how automounting is controlled and configured in openSUSE 11.1.

Randall Schulz
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