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 Post subject: Handling multiple USB/Firewire drives?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:22 pm 
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This might be a dumbass question, but the way I'm doing it now doesn't seem quite right.

I have three removeable hard drive type devices that I regularly plug into my Debian box--my iPod, a bus-powered Firewire hard drive, and my disk on key.

Right now, my fstab looks like this:

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# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda5       /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/hda6       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/sda1   /mnt/usb   vfat   rw,user,noauto,uid=wsmith  0       0
/dev/sda2   /mnt/ipod   vfat    rw,user,noauto,noatime,umask=0 0 0
/dev/sda1   /mnt/wiebe   vfat    rw,user,noauto,noatime,umask=0 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbextra vfat   rw,user,noauto,uid=wsmith 0  0


Everything works fine if I only have one device plugged in. The device mounts in its correct place, and everything is happy.

The problem is that when I connect a second device it shows up as /dev/sdb and then the mount command doesn't work. I figure there has to be a better way to deal with this that I'm missing, but I don't know how I'd do it, unless I just assign generic mount points for the first connected device, the second connected device, and the third connected device.

How do you guys handle it?

///Will


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Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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I just use generic names in the /etc/fstab,
/dev/sdd2 /mnt/sdd2 auto noauto,user 0 0
then I use the generic desktop link


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:21 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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there is also http://freshmeat.net/projects/devlabel/

I have not used it recently, didn't work well for me but I really didn't have much of a need for it, so I did not do much with it.


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