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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 92
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Publisher: Tero Karvinen
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linux default iconMounttero Publisher's description

Mounttero is a tool for automatically mounting drives using autofs.

Mounttero automatically mounts most storage devices such as USB drives and cameras, DVDs, CDROMs, hard disks, and floppies.

Devices are mounted when users opens their directory, such as /mnt/auto/cdrom, and are unmounted when the directory remains unused for four seconds.


For example, when user opens directory /mnt/auto/usb/, digital camera is automatically mounted and all the pictures shown in the directory. After four seconds of inactivity, device is unmounted and can be detached.

Manual Configuration

The rest of this document describes manual configuration of mounttero. If you installed the rpm, it did all this configuration automatically and you don\'t need manual configuration. The scripts below contain some latest and greatest version 0.5 improvements that have not made it to rpm yet, namely more usb partitions.

Create the directories used by the automounter. The directory is the one mentioned in /etc/auto.master:

# mkdir -p /mnt/auto/autofs

Create auto.master to tell autofs daemon that /mnt/auto/autofs directory is handled according to auto.tero

# /etc/auto.master
# mountpoint map options # see also: man 8 autofs
/mnt/auto/autofs /etc/auto.tero --timeout=4

List the actual mountpoints and devices in the automounter map

# /etc/auto.tero
# http://iki.fi/karvinen/linux/doc/automatic-mounting-autofs.html
# mountpoint_key options location_device # man 5 autofs
cdrom -fstype=auto,ro,nosuid,nodev,user :/dev/cdrom
cdrom1 -fstype=auto,ro,nosuid,nodev,user :/dev/cdrom1
usb -fstype=auto,nosuid,nodev,noexec,user,gid=100,umask=000 :/dev/sda1
# second and third partitions in usb device:
usb2 -fstype=auto,nosuid,nodev,noexec,user,gid=100,umask=000 :dev/sda2
usb3 -fstype=auto,nosuid,nodev,noexec,user,gid=100,umask=000 :dev/sda3
floppy -fstype=auto,nosuid,nodev,noexec,user,gid=100,umask=000 :/dev/fd0

hda1 -fstype=auto,nosuid,nodev,user :/dev/hda1
hda2 -fstype=auto,nosuid,nodev,user :/dev/hda2
hda3 -fstype=auto,nosuid,nodev,user :/dev/hda3
hda4 -fstype=auto,nos

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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