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SubjectRe: mount (Dan Bjarno) wrote:
> In a much earlier Linux-release I used to have (Yggdrasil, I think), "mount"
> didnt have to be told what fs-type it was to mount:
> When typing the command "mount /dev/hda2 /mnt", mount itself figured out
> what type of fs /dev/hda1 was initialized with.
> In my present Slack-release, "mount" has to be told with the "-t<fs>" option, .
> Is there any (good) reason why the auto-probing has disappeared ?

you may find that adding lines in /etc/fstab will help matters for
frequently mounted filesystems. add the options noauto, and possibly
"user" if you (1) don't want it auto-mounted at boot and (2) want to
allow users (rather than just root) access to mount/umount the device.

(eg) from my /etc/fstab

/dev/hdc /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto,user,ro 0 0
/dev/hda1 /msdos msdos defaults,noauto,user 0 0
/dev/fd0 /floppy msdos defaults,noauto,user 0 0

dave baker

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