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Where does a Mac get the configuration to mount volumes from?

The /etc/fstab is empty and I know I can still use it, but I am trying to find where a specific line item in the mount output is configured. Btw, /etc/auto_master is also empty I installed ...
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Ansible M3 mac target cannot edit /etc/auto_master

My ansible controller is on a rocky linux 8 server. I have roles that edit files in /etc/ on a variety of target systems, all of which work fine. Having just updated my Mac to one using Apple Silicon, ...
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Monterey automount of ntfs RW partition

before writing I made a lot of trials and I did read a lot of posts and google results: the results are or very old and no more working or claiming the /etc/fstab solution is no more working and that ...
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Restart Mac without it automatically mounting additional AFPS containers (that exist on the internal drive) [duplicate]

I have two extra AFPS containers on my (4TB) MacBook Pro internal drive. These containers/volumes hold large archives that cause some issues if left mounted, so I keep them unmounted when not in ...
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I want to not auto-mount a partition, but I messed up: /etc/fstab asking for encryption password and does nothing (macOS Ventura)

I want to have two partitions, one for home and one for work, but do not want the partitions to “see” each other, hence not-automounting the partition came in mind. So I made two partitions, and then ...
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automount is broken after upgrading MacOS Monterey

I'm having issues with automount with my NFS shares after upgrading to MacOS Monterey 12.3.1. /etc/auto_master: # # Automounter master map # /System/Volumes/Data/mnt auto_mounts +auto_master ...
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10 external Optical Disk Drive (ODD)

I want 10 usb odd connections to my MacBook Pro. I have provided dedicated power to the drives and use a sata to usb converter cable connected to two usb bridges. I find the disk mounts are ...
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MBP can only connect to B-BOX-3V+ SMB share once, not twice or more

The setup: 8TB drive partitioned into 2 partitions of which one is 3.99TB (NAS-HOME) This drive is hooked up to a Proximus (ISP) B-BOX-3V+ (router) USB1 port The partition is formatted EXT3 as the ...
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Computer automatically mounting install disks when plugging in Mini DisplayPort

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 running Mojave. Whenever I plug in a Wacom Cintiq (output VGA converted with a dongle to Mini DisplayPort) my computer mounts a whole bunch of installer images (appear where ...
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Can I disable auto-mounting of *all* external USB-connected storage media? [duplicate]

I’ve got an external USB storage device (hard drive) which I’m using for backups. Unfortunately manually deleting some old backups seems to have destroyed the hard drive, and now whenever I connect ...
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How to automount an SMB share and keep it mounted and remount automatically if disconnected temporarily?

Been using a gem of an app called AutoMounter, but it seems to have perhaps been having some issues in Big Sur occasionally. How can one automatically mount SMB shares in macOS 11 (Big Sur) with just ...
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Disks won't stay unmounted

When not using my 2019 MBP, I keep it in a back room plugged into a bank of backup drives. When I want to use it, I want to take it into the living room. So, I go and dismount any drives that aren't ...
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Prevent encrypted APFS volume on partition to automount / ask for password on login - Catalina

I know similar questions have been asked before but I just can't believe this can't be solved, so I am going to ask again with specific details. I have two partitions that are bootable on the internal ...
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What does it mean when df returns the same mount over and over?

I am on the latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.5. I have the following automount setup: /etc/auto_master: /- auto_smb -nosuid,timeout=35 /etc/auto_smb /System/Volumes/Data/Users/myuser/Volumes/mymount -...
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How can I automount a network share on macOS Catalina?

I want to connect to a network share and I want the connection to remain active after logout. I tried: $ echo "/- auto_smb -nosuid,noowners,nofail /- auto_afp -...
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Mac Automount on Catalina does breaks when using multiple users

I am trying to set up automount so that it works with multiple users signed in to my machine (macOS running Catalina). It does not work properly: When only one user signs in after reboot, no matter ...
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Mounting problems with autofs and executable maps

I wanted to replace my already existing and working autofs mount to my NAS with a script variant, which additionally wakes up the server via WoL if necessary and requests the password via keychain. ...
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Mount volume over a not-previously-existing folder

mount always requires an existing folder path as destination mounting directory. But on macOS the /Volumes folder doesn't have most od the mountpoints and they are created at plug/mount time. What ...
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Auto-mount of the contained disk-image, when the external disk is mounted

I have one external SSD drive that automatically mounts a partition Backup. Inside Backup there is a sparse-bundle disk image called TimeMachine. Backup is not mounted to /Volume but to a specific ...
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mount list grows endlessly on automount / autofs setup

I have configured macOS (Catalina 10.15.3) to automount 4 SMB network shares with autofs. It works, the shares are mounted whenever I need them, as they should. The problem I find is that my mount ...
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Unmounted volume asks for password at login

I have edited the /etc/fstab to not automount at login one of the volumes on my partition (the one, which is not the booting). The volume is encrypted. So, at login, though it does not automount, ...
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How do you use fstab to set mountpoint containing spaces [closed]

I have tried every combination I could think of to no avail. None of these work: UUID=2960F79CE8E2 /Users/davec/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music apfs rw UUID=2960F79CE8E2 /Users/davec/Music/iTunes/...
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Login problems with Automount and SMB shares

I am using automount to mount a set of network shares on my macbook. My problem is that when these shares are not available, e.g. when I am out of the office using a different network, I cannot login ...
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Prevent automount for new and unknown devices and volumes

For all of my known devices that I do not want mounted, I have a fstab entry that prevents them from being mounted automatically. What I want is either of the following. All new and unknown devices (...
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What's wrong with my automounter config?

So, i am using automounter to connect some smb shares. It was all ok on Mojave. Yesterday i downgraded os to High Sierra with full reinstall. For some reason my shares not connect at all now. Here is ...
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Finder refuse to open shared files with Microsoft Office

We have a nfs share server mounted trough automount on which we store multiple *.xls files. Since a few days, two MacBooks refuse to open those files with the following error message: "file.xls" is ...
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How to get rid of "The disk you inserted was not readable" and auto ignore it? (without installing apps)

whenever I plug in an ext4 partition type external USB drive, this message will pop up. and then I need to press "Ignore" to ignore it. This is very annoying. How can I auto ignore it? I did google ...
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macOS: Is /etc/fstab file deprecated? What is the recommended config file then?

I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. When I look for /etc/fstab file, I found /etc/fstab.hd file (no /etc/fstab file was present), and the file content says IGNORE THIS FILE. But when I google, ...
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auto mount HFS+ filesystem from disk image (.dmg file)

I'd like to auto mount my dmg file which represent disk image with single HFS+ partition upon every boot. is it possible through autofs ? do I have to set the location of the dmg file in any ...
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How to stop AutoMounter from trying Network Shares on High Sierra?

On my MacOS 10.13.2 machine I am being inundated with network share login prompts literally every minute and they will not relent. If I ignore them and push them aside, they jump right back in my face....
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How to prevent auto mounting of a volume in macOS High Sierra?

I am trying to prevent 2 volumes from mounting at startup. I created a new fstab using vifs and added the UUIDs of the volumes I don't want to mount at system startup, but for some reason this does ...
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How do automount permissions work

I have an automount set up in a file /etc/auto_synology which is referenced by /etc/automaster which looks like this: Media -fstype=afp afp://[USER]:[PASSWORD]@jDiskStation.local/Media Downloads -...
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automounting NFS 4 results in kernel panic

Has anyone been able to get a working NFS 4 automount in Mac OS X? I'm desperately trying to find a way to automatically mount a NFS v4 share from my NAS to my MacBook Pro with Mac OS 10.11.6, but ...
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After disabling auto mount, can I show connected but not mounted drives in Finder sidebar?

I have an external hard drive connected to my cinema display. I don't use the hard drive every time I connect my laptop to the display. However, I forget to unmount it almost every time I disconnect ...
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How to make afp://appleserver01._afpovertcp._tcp.local a fully qualified DNS name or IP address instead?

This problem is plaguing our users and driving management crazy. We have users that are onsite that need to share file locations for files that are on a local server as links in email to other users. ...
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Cannot figure out how to use mount command on MacOS

I am trying to use mount as in man mount, on MacOS. Ultimately, what I am trying to do is mount a directory which is outside of the Docker build context and put the directory inside the Docker build ...
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How can I mount a local USB-connected to an alternate mount point? [duplicate]

I am running SyncThing to keep a hard-drive at home in sync with one at my office. Is there a way to mount both drives at the same mount point? I'd like to detect when a drive is plugged in, and ...
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Automounting nfs share fails with err=2, RPC: Timed out

I want to automount a nfs share whenever a user logs in to our Mac Minis. My original idea was to use the remote share as the place for the user's home directories, but due to being not able to mount ...
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macOS Sierra: mounting NFS volumes

I have a Linux server with a number of NFS exports. I have been mounting them on my Mac by setting up an auto_nfs file, and mounting them in /nfs/… folders. I think this may the cause of some ...
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Why does fstab sometimes not work?

I have several boot drives in my Mac Pro, each with different operating systems. Right now, I have Sierra, Yosemite, and Windows 10. I use vifs to edit the fstab file, to prevent other volumes from ...
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Mount password protected Samba share with Kerberos ticket

My iMac is connected to the Active Directory server, with no additional GID and UID setup, I can login to the OS X using AD user credentials, but I also need to mount the Desktops and probably other ...
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How to mount certain SD cards to a specific mountpoint in El Capitan?

Desired behavior: When SD card1 (LABEL=NIKON D60) or SD card2 (LABEL=NIKON D70) is put into cardreader, it automatically gets mounted to /media/digicam. I run a script, which copies the files to my ...
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SMB "home drive" mounts not being auto-mounted at ldap login, Mounts setup in User-group profiles

In Profile Manager to mount the default home drives set for the User in Server.app, you mark a checkbox "Add Network Home," but then. Does anyone know which plist in the system, etc, that is actually ...
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Seeking a clean way to mount a directory on one HFS+ drive as a directory on another such drive on same machine

I need to seamlessly mount (and automount, e.g. via fstab) a directory (folder) on one drive to appear at the commandline and GUI level as a directory on another, on the same machine. This is to ...
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How to prevent automount of a partition in El Capitan

There are two boot partitions on my MacBook. A working, bootable, El Capitan is installed on both. How can I prevent automounting partition2, when booting from partition1? According to many pages I ...
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Automatically eject disk image x minutes after mounting

So I have an encrypted disk image that I use to store sensitive files. However, I often forget to eject it when I'm done, which obviously negates the whole point of encryption. What I'd like is some ...
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Re-using an ejected flash drive

I tried to properly eject a flash drive by moving it into Trash. It went up in that little puff of smoke. Now when I try to reuse the drive by plugging it back into the computer, it does not show up ...
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How to set default mount options?

I'm trying to figure out where the default mount options are set for user-mounted filesystems (e.g., disk images, USB thumbdrives, etc.). I'm working with OS X 10.11 ("El Capitan"). The options I ...
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How to make USB drives connect again in OS X

In the following I'll try to explain and ask in the best way I can. I couldn't find any solution for my problem using Google. So if there are any solutions, please point me to them. If you need more ...
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autofs with space in mountpoint

This is in El Capitan, but problem likely exists in earlier versions. It's a very simple question:- How can I create an automount onto a folder/directory with a space in the name? I'm using my own ...
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