USB storage devices and /etc/fstab

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Fri Dec 14 01:27:18 UTC 2007


J Taylor wrote:
> I have multiple USB storages devices that are assigned to different /dev/sd* 
> files.  My problem is that a given device does not always have the same file 
> name and I have to manually edit /etc/fstab to mount them.  Is there a way 
> around this?
> 
> Thanks
> 
One way is to let HAL mount them. For this to work, you will need to
remove the entries in /etc/fstab. If you do want to have entries in
/etc/fstab for them, use partition labels instead of device names.

LABEL=/backup        /backup          ext3    defaults        1 2

You can use e2label to label ext2/3 partitions. You can check the
list archives or ask here on how to label other types of partitions.

Mikkel
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