Automounting should be explained better
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There are some issues with the http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/autofs.html page.
1) It doesn't tell the reader about the symlink idiom:
/media/remote_share -> /var/lib/autofs/remote_share
The issue is that the remote share is invisible (i.e., doesn't appear in the file manager or in the "ls" output) until it is automounted by autofs, while a symlink is always visible.
2) It tells the users to mount autofs on /media, which prevents them from creating subdirectories of /media manually, and may interfere with HAL.
3) It doesn't tell that the modern way to automount removable storage is with HAL (upon detection), but the only way to automount network shares (on access) is with autofs.
Change History (5)
comment:4 by , 14 years ago
|Priority:||high → normal|
|Severity:||major → normal|
|Status:||reopened → closed|