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Author Topic: solved - Save me from ubuntu - how can I make usb drives auto-mount?  (Read 830 times)

pongping

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I need to choose a distro to install on some computers in a school located in a remote mountain region of south east Asia.  

Teachers and Students need to be able to come in, sit down, and plug in various removable media such as usb flash drives and usb hard drives without having to edit a line of code or do any other thing.  The device should just appear, ready for use in the file system.

I didn't want to have to go with Ubuntu, but now it's looking like I may well have to, because I can't seem to find a way to make this happen under vector Linux, and I'm not so skilled that I could just write a script to automate the process.

Anyone have any ideas?  This is where I've looked so far: http://distro.ibiblio.org/vectorlinux/docs/vl60/manuals/vl6_mounting_guide_en.html

Even if you could just show me the search terms you used in the search box to find the answer, I would be most grateful.

Regards


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« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 04:40:53 am by pongping »
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pongping

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Re: Save me from ubuntu - how can I make usb drives auto-mount?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 04:30:48 am »

Sorry guise, I just inserted the usb drive and it appears on my desktop now.  It wasn't do that before and when I mounted it manually, it wouldn't show me anything inside of it.  Not sure what I was doing wrong earlier.  Yes, I had safely ejected it from windows.
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bigpaws

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Re: solved - Save me from ubuntu - how can I make usb drives auto-mount?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 06:09:35 am »

Manually mounting was the problem.

The program udev does the mounting automatically and then places the
USB key icon on the desktop.

Bigpaws
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