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Unmount a volume at startup
Authored by: TigerKR on Jun 15, '05 01:04:16AM
Also, Panther doesn't mount non-IDE drives until the user logs in (and then unmounts them when the user logs out). I'm not sure about Tiger.

If you're using non-IDE drives, in the terminal, type:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/autodiskmount AutomountDisksWithoutUserLogin -bool true


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Unmount a volume at startup
Authored by: balserj on Jun 24, '05 09:14:42PM

Do you know if "non-IDE" applies to RAID volumes like fibre channel or SCSI devices?



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Unmount a volume at startup
Authored by: TigerKR on Jul 05, '05 02:09:03AM

Yes, Fibre and SCSI are certainly non-IDE.



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Unmount a volume at startup
Authored by: derekhed on Aug 02, '05 01:41:06PM

Thanks, I was looking all over for this information. This works great for me as I have drives I don't want unmounted every time I log out of the GUI.

I haven't tried this on 10.4 yet, but will need this same functionality.



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Automatically mounting non-ide volumes at startup
Authored by: boote on Dec 29, '05 08:34:05AM

Nice hint! I've been trying to find a reasonable way to have my firewire drive mounted at system startup for some time. (I have been using fstab, but this is better because I don't have to worry about device numbers changing.)

Where did you find this information? I have dug through a fair amount of the automount information and I did not find this setting. (I'm wondering where I can find other gem's like this!)



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always mounting all volumes at startup
Authored by: BjarneDM on Apr 08, '09 03:13:58AM

This works under 10.5 Leopard as well with a APPLE_HFSX mirrored RAID1 consisting of two Iomega MiniMax 1TB external HDs



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