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Prevent a given partition from mounting at boot
Authored by: Allan Doyle on Oct 10, '06 10:15:01AM

This is a great hint, it's finally showed me how to do the opposite of what you were trying to do... I've been trying to figure out how to get external Firewire drives to mount even if no one is logged in to the Mac...

I just grabbed all the UUIDs from my various drives and made entries like

UUID=922AD32A-308F-332B-876D-57C5F9CE2EDD none hfs rw,auto
UUID=2D38EBA3-0776-33AB-87CB-AFCE63BBFE44 none hfs rw,auto
UUID=E2C8C41F-5F51-3DC7-AE05-4A15AE853A45 none hfs rw,auto
UUID=CC346AF2-DCAD-31DC-B01C-B58996BADC25 none hfs rw,auto
one per partition. They all mounted just fine. The first is an entire 250 GB drive, the other three are all partitions of a second 250 GB drive.



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Prevent a given partition from mounting at boot
Authored by: jolinwarren on Oct 11, '06 02:38:24AM
Actually, there's a better way to automount drives even if no one is logged in. The method in the hint below doesn't require you to update anything if you use a new partition with a new UUID.

A fix for local drives not mounting until user login

I can confirm that the hint works on 10.4 (Tiger).

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Prevent a given partition from mounting at boot
Authored by: derekhed on Oct 11, '06 01:46:36PM

Hey! You have the same UUID as me! :-)



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