Plug for Hotplug & updfstab-2.6-11

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Sep 20 00:14:31 UTC 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 06:17:20PM -0500, Kevin C. Smith wrote:

> > We have chosen a different approach for Ubuntu, using pmount, which we
> > feel provides a better balance of security, stability and usability.
> > Hot-pluggable devices should work out of the box on Ubuntu without any
> > configuration or third-party packages.  If it didn't work for you, we'd
> > like to hear the specifics of the problem so that it can be corrected.
> Interesting.
> I liked the updfstab approach because it modified /etc/fstab and therefore
> gnome created an icon for mounting it. Before I added updfstab I plugged
> in my externel usb harddrive and did not see the icon appear. I was able
> to mount using "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt" but wanted more.
> I will look into this pmount more. Maybe I missed something? Does it also
> work with gnome to provide the easy icon access in "Disks"? If so, it
> didn't work with my externel usb hard drive (not a usb key, actual drive).

It's actually somewhat nicer because it does not need to modify fstab.  When
you attach (for example) a USB storage device, it will be immediately
mounted and opened in nautilus.

 - mdz

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