USB Hard Drive issues

Jack Stone jwjstone at
Tue Jan 6 05:35:15 PST 2009

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> The 'mount -a' command will only mount those filesystems
> identified in /etc/fstab. And typically you would not put
> a USB device in /etc/fstab. Have you identified the USB
> drive in that file? If so, how do you ensure that the drive
> always has the same device filename every time?
Sorry I should have made that clear.  Yes the device does have an entry 
in fstab.  So far it is always given the same name (sde), but I don't 
know if I can rely on that.



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