Ok so here's the update after the reinstall. Automounting is gone. I haven't checked yet if udisks2 is installed. I'm almost convinced it was something I did. We shall see after I install the rest of the packages. Now, however, whenever I plug in a usb hd, it doesn't show up on the desktop. When I set it to show umounted hd vols, it also shows me root drive. Not good. In the previous bigdaddy iso, I could plug a usb hd and it would pop up on the desktop as would a USB drv. Any suggestions as to what to look into? Kate Hey Doc, I'll see if I can uninstall udisks2 and the like before adding packages to see what calls it.