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Control mounting via FSTAB
Authored by: agnaL on Dec 11, '07 01:04:03AM

It seems that using /etc/fstab to mount firewire drives using UUIDs does not work anymore in Leopard (10.5). I used it on Tiger to mount external firewire drives at boot time, but now on Leopard it's broken (or not supported anymore).

One workaround could be to install the above shell script as a startup item. I'm going to give this a shot.

Is system_profiler able to display info for USB drives too?

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Control mounting via FSTAB
Authored by: agnaL on Jan 04, '08 03:10:54PM

Yes the script is also able to mount USB drives. Just replace
SPFireWireDataType with SPUSBDataType.

There is one drawback to using this script over the previously working /etc/fstab entry on OSX 10.4 Tiger: On OSX 10.5 Leopard the Finder seems to unmount these drives during logout.

Does anyone know a way to prevent the Finder from ejecting the drives?

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