Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2010, Dick Roth wrote:
>> To: CentOS List<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> From: Dick Roth<email@example.com>
>> Subject: [CentOS] How to stop automount
>> I just put a USB hard drive into service, but find that unless the drive
>> is connected to my PC the machine won't boot and drops to a shell.
>> Below is the line I added to fstab. I thought that the option "noauto"
>> would prevent the machine from trying to mount the drive
>> /dev/sdb /usbdrive ext3 user,noauto,rw 0 2
>> What am I doing wrong? Any advice is welcome.
> We seem to be talking about 2 different uses for the USB
> Do you want to boot a Linux system from the USB stick, or do
> you want to mount the USB drive after the system is up?
> Kind Regards,
> CentOS mailing list
Folks, thank you very much for the advice. I am using the disk for
system backup and then putting it in a safe. It does not have to boot
the system. I did find that changing the last element of the line in
fstab from 2 to 0 cured my immediate problem: the machine now boots
properly without the drive physically attached.
Again, thanks to all. What a great community!
Yes indeed...the Hokey Pokey *is* what its all about!
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