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Month: June 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Disabling USB hard drive auto mount

From: Jimmy Johnson <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:54:32 -0700
On 06/12/2018 06:09 PM, Kate Draven wrote:
>> On 06/11/2018 01:28 AM, Kate Draven wrote:
>>> Hi people (and others)
>>> I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out how to disable the auto mount
>>> function for usb hard drives.
>>> Every time I connect a HD via a usb HD dock. It auto mounts the drive.
>>> Is there anyway to stop this? I think it's udisksd or something. Google
> was
>>> useless regarding how to disable it.
>>> I'm asking PCLinuxOS people but I expect I'll get an answer here faster.
>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Kate
>> Hi Kate, you can write your drive to /etc/fstab using noauto.
>> If you want to add it to fstab and need some help let us know the dev
>> name or uuid, file system type and where you want to mount it, I use
>> /home/jimmy/sdb1 or it could be /mount/sdb1 or /media/sdb1. Here's a
>> example of how I handle sdb1 on this desktop.
>>    '/dev/sdb1 /home/jimmy/01-SDB1 ext4 noauto,users,exec,relatime 0 0'
>> But what you're seeing seems to be a PC Linux OS thing and is not the
>> behavior of devuan or debian.
>> -- 
>> Jimmy Johnson
>> Devuan Jessie - KDE 4.14.2 - AMD A8-7600 - EXT4 at sda5
>> Registered Linux User #380263
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> I agree, it is a pclos thing. They use udisks2. Which is notorious for
> automount problems. I can't uninstall it because trinity is dependant on it.
> I know how to edit the fstab, but would rather not. It's also not going to
> help because it's rarely the same drive twice. This becomes a problem
> when/because I'm working on client drive data recovery.
> I appreciate the help though,
> Thank you Jimmy
> Kate

I've tested pclos a few times over the years, I wanted to love it, but 
always got bitten, for me it was hardware that was not supported and we 
could not fix it.

Here's one I've tested, it's a nice tight system with the Trinity 
Desktop, you can run it live and/or install and if you have the skills 
you can convert to a pure Trinity+Devuan system as none of the hocus 
pocus they've done is needed.

It would be nice to see a Trinity+Devuan live .iso.

Jimmy Johnson

Devuan Jessie - KDE 4.14.2 - AMD A8-7600 - EXT4 at sda5
Registered Linux User #380263