Automatic mount of USB key

Michael R. Head burner at
Mon Mar 27 13:43:13 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-27 at 15:21 +0200, Paolo Ciarrocchi wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm facing a problem that I'm not able to solve,
> if I plug my USB key it's automatically mounted, no problem at all.
> But if plug the key while I'm running my vanilla kernel (almost daily
> updated with git/cogito) the key is not automatically mounted.
> There no difference in /var/log/messages between a ubuntu or vanilla
> kernel and I don't understand HOW the automatical mount works...

It relies on udev, CONFIG_HOTPLUG, and CONFIG_USB_STORAGE. Make sure you
have at least these options enabled in your hand-compiled kernel. 

Note that the kernel/userspace software for this is moving in lock-step,
so a new kernel might not work with an older udev userspace and vice

> Any hint on how to pinpoint the problem?
> --
> Paolo
Michael R. Head <burner at>
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