USB Hard Drive issues

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 19 02:13:23 PDT 2009


Jack Stone wrote:
> 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.

You cannot. It depends on the order in which the USB gets
enumerated, and what gets found.

Mike
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