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Auto mounting NTFS drives

by Adi / April 11, 2008 11:38 PM PDT


I'm using Fedora 8 and every time I boot, my two other Windows NTFS partitions are automatically mounted. I'm not sure what is doing this! I can't remember how they originally got mounted, but I'd prefer to change how they are mounted as the folder they are mounted into varies which makes accessing music through RhythmBox awkward, for example. I know a much better way to mount drives is through the fstab, but I want to stop this automounting first. What program is doing it?

Thanks in advance,

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Look to see if you have SMB/CIFS enabled
by welrdelr / April 13, 2008 12:04 AM PDT

You will need to disable both in the services.
As root, mount the partitions as read only with "mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/windows-partition-you-wish-to-mount /mnt"
You can also make it to where all user accounts can mount but only with read only.
See the man pages for chmod and chattr.

If NFS is enabled, disable if you are not using a network.

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Thanks for your reply
by Adi / April 16, 2008 8:52 PM PDT

I looked for SMB and CIFS and couldn't find them in the services list. I did notice netfs and tried disabling that but it didn't seem to make any difference. I've looked in all the config files for automount/autofs and can't find any reference to the drives that are being mounted (or in fstab). Any more ideas...?


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AMD Auto Mount Daemon
by welrdelr / April 17, 2008 6:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks for your reply

You may have to disable the amdaemon to see what program is accessing the drive. Only make this temporary.
Do you have any programs that require access to a ntfs partition?
Also, you need to do a search of which RPM s you have and see which would use auto mounting.
If no help here, try the Fedora forum.

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