Automatic mount of USB key

Paolo Ciarrocchi paolo.ciarrocchi at
Mon Mar 27 14:59:40 UTC 2006

On 3/27/06, Michael R. Head <burner at> wrote:
> 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.

I think I have them enabled but I'll check again.

> 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
> versa.

That's true but I'm on Dapper daily updated, if it doesn't work than
it worths to be mentioned .



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