Re: A little script help please .... USB Keychain Drives

From: Robert
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 09:05:59 EST

Brian D. McGrew wrote:
Can someone who is a little better at scripting than I give me some help
here on Fedora Core 3.

Using the 2.6.9 kernel I would put in a USB Keychain drive of a CD-ROM
and it would automount it without a problem.

We upgrade to and this is now broken and thanks to the list,
we've narrowed it to the haldaemon but because of production cycles I
can't upgrade anything. I'm stuck with what I've got.

Can someone share a script that I can run with a setuid bit to find and
mount the CD-ROM _and_ the USB Keychain drive after they're inserted? I
can't see to get anything to work properly.



Brian D. McGrew { brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx || brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx }
This is a test. This is only a test!
Had this been an actual emergency, you would have been
told to cancel this test and seek professional assistance!

ASSUMING a mount point gets created when you plug in that USB drive, you might do something similar to what I did in my backup script:

# Set the output mount (UD is USB DRIVE mount point)
export UD=/media/OTOT
# Check for drive mounted
if [ -z $(mount | grep $UD | awk '{ print $3 }') ]; then
mount $UD
The key is having the mount point automatically created. Check /etc/fstab with the drive plugged in and go from there.

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