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Questions tagged [automount]

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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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Debugging automounting (nfs)

Since setting up a linux nas and thinking that smb is always kinda annoying and slow, I went to set up nfs. On my Linux clients, this works fine. However on macOS (High Sierra) I edited all the config ...
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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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Encrypted Disks don't mount in Disk Utility and Finder on OS X 10.9

I've encrypted several external USB disks, both Time Machine and regular. On my MacBook running OS X 10.12, I plug it in, a dialog pops in the Finder asking for my password, I type the password, and ...
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fstab entries not automatically mounted after reboot

I have two SMB shares that should be mounted automatically on a macOS 10.12.6 machine after reboot. I added both to /etc/fstab, however, they are not mounted after a reboot. $ cat /etc/fstab //user:...
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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 mount an MTP filesystem using the automounter in OS X?

I've been trying to get my Samsung phone to connect to my MacBook Pro without relying on apps such as Android File Transfer. I'm currently using simple-mtpfs with osxfuse and it works fine from the ...
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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?

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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Automount smb drive on OS X

I have been trying to achieve smb drive automounting on OS Sierra but I am unable to do it properly. I hacked /etc/fstab which seems to work on this OS to the point that I am unable to force it to ...
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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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Terminal hangs when title includes unreachable NFS path

[Edit: reframing to make the question more clear] I use the Mac Terminal to access remote linux systems. On the Mac, the bash prompt is set by: PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME}\...
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Mac Mini keeps trying to mount encrypted DMG at login

I used to have an encrypted dmg image mounted at user login, but I didn't want it to be mounted anymore, thus I removed it from my user's "Login Items", but in spite of that the OS continued asking me ...
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Finder freezes when samba automount not found

I've added automount entries to my wife's Macbook (OSX - unsure about the exact version as she's overseas) for some shares on our FreeNAS server at home. Sometimes when she travels for work it can't ...
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Lazily mount network file systems

We are using Macs in an educational environment and because of serving more students, than we have workstations available, we bought a couple of MBPs to compensate it. This implies a bunch of issues ...
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Stop prompting to unlock disk

I have two hard disks on my 2012 Mac Mini. The first disk is partitioned with Mac HD and Data HD. The second drive has OS X Public Beta and Windows partitioned. I want to prevent OS X on my main disk ...
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How to reliably keep network share connected for a specific user using automount?

I've got a Synology NAS and a Mac mini running Plex and XBMC, which streams content from the NAS. The MM frequently loses the connection to the NAS, for several reasons (e.g. after updating/rebooting ...
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Unexplained file share mount requests

I have lately been developing some lighting control software, which is working with the Open Lighting Architecture (I installed that via Homebrew, brew install ola). All is working fine, but there is ...
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Automount afp Volume with AppleScript

I know this is similar to other open questions about mounting network drives, but this one is slightly different. I have an AppleScript that runs at startup that looks like this: tell Application "...
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Synology LDAP and OSX Network Homes

Is there anyone out there using a Synology DiskStation running Directory Server (their LDAP implementation) to provide authentication AND network homes for OSX? I've tried setting it up and have hit ...
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automount: Another automount is running

I'm trying to reload NFS mounts on my machine. What has worked in the past is: sudo dscl . delete Mounts/ exit sudo autmount -vc But now I get the error: automount: Another automount is running ...
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Trying to mount mhddfs / osxfuse via fstab

I'm trying to create a virtual drive pool using osxFuse and mhddfs. I'm on OSX 10.9.5. I've tried osxFuse v2.7.3 installed via the package installer. I've also tried the homebrew cask install method. ...
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automount problems

I have a Yosemite Mac Mini with performance problems. When looking at the disk activity with opensnoop I noticed that automount is performing tons of accesses as follows UID PID COMM FD ...
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Prevent Mavericks from generating new volume name for external drive

I have an external HDD, formatted exFAT, I believe. Whenever it is re-mounted, it gets assigned a new volume name (e.g., "MyVolume", "MyVolume 1", "MyVolume 2"...). As far as I can tell, this happens ...
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mount encrypted sparseimage as home directory before login

There are several ways (loginhook, launchdaemon etc.) to automount a sparsebundle before logging in, but there's none without writing down the password in plaintext for automount an encrypted ...
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How to get automount and sshfs (osxfuse) working with yosemite

I'm currently trying to get Apple's automount working with osxfuse and sshfs. The result should be that a specified folder gets automatically mounted if it is used. What I've done so far: installed ...
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Automount NFS shared home directories and other shares

I have a problem with autofs on mac. I made some shares: auto_home: * -fstype=nfs,rw roskilde:/space/home/& auto_remote: public -fstype=nfs,rw roskilde:/space/public mosek -fstype=nfs,...
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Can mount afp share via mount_afp but not via Autofs

Current system, OSX 10.9.5 I've followed the instructions in this MacWorld hint and by reading the Apple doc for Autofs and several other places but I can't get autofs to automagically mount a remote ...
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How to automount UDF partition with strange partition ID

I have two partitions on my usb hdd: #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 ...