Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fixing usb drives automount issue in Debian 6.0

If you happened to experience issues with auto-mounting of USB hard disks in Debian 6.0, like the one on the attached screenshot, then read on as this is very easy to fix. The problem is caused by an improper entry in /etc/fstab created by Debian installer: if you've installed Debian from a USB disk, then a "cdrom" entry pointing to that drive could have been created in fstab, e.g.

/dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto  0 0

Just remove such entry and you're done! Note: I experienced this issue when installing Debian 6.0 iso. Chances are this issue was corrected by Debian 6.0.1a (or later) iso, but I haven't verified this.


Anonymous said...

I've been upset about this annoying problem for such a long time, yet it was so easy to fix, thanks A LOT.


Anonymous said...

god it was that simple!
its an ikky feeling when something is simple and you just do not see it