[arch-general] /etc/fstab :no ext. hdd

Greg gt at fallendusk.org
Sun Mar 29 17:47:34 EDT 2009

No problem :)

You also have the HAL method, which can be handy if you remove/attach  
the drive often. But if the drive is attached all or most of the time,  
good ol' fstab is the easiest and most reliable. ;)

On Mar 29, 2009, at 5:41 PM, "Preston C." <gprestonc at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hi,
>> On arch, such things as adding external drives to fstab are left up  
>> to the
>> user :)
>> Just add a line for it.
>> /dev/sdb1 /media/externalhd ext3 user 0 0
>> Of course, change for the actual device name, filesystem, and  
>> desired mount
>> point. You may also need to change the mount options, but that line  
>> works
>> for my for my external he on my server.
>> As for the multiple cdrom entries, the second cdrom is actually  
>> your DVD
>> drive. (or vice-versa) I believe my laptop with an all in one drive  
>> has two
>> entries in fstab aswell.
> Thank you Greg, that clears things up a lot. Will look into it more,
> then get back if I have any questions.

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