[mythtv-users] Automounting USB drives

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Sun May 7 15:23:32 UTC 2017

Hoi Stephen,

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4:43:14 PM, you wrote:

> Mythbuntu 16.04, MythTV .28-fixes

> I have three hard drives on external USB 3 mounts that I use for
> archiving old recordings.  They are all listed in /etc/fstab to be
> mounted automatically if present:

> LABEL=arc1 /mnt/arc1 jfs relatime,errors=remount-ro,nofail 0 2

> That works fine if mythfrontend is not running.  But if mythfrontend
> is running, they all wind up being automounted under /media, on
> something like this:

> /media/sdp1

> This is extremely annoying, as the /media paths change depending on
> what order the drives are powered up in and what has previously been
> mounted, and the paths are not in the storage group I have set up for
> the drives, which lists them all under /mnt/arc[123].  So I always
> have to remember to shut down mythfrontend before switching them on,
> and inevitably I forget sometimes.

> So does anyone know why and how mythfrontend is doing this?  Is there
> an option somewhere I can use to stop it?
> _______________________________________________

I don't know what is happening with mythtv. However this media
mounting is also happening on my system running with Mate and I do not
like it either. I created an udev rule that starts a script to mount
usb drives based on their label. I let it first unmount them in case
they are already mounted in media


SUBSYSTEM=="block", \
        SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", \
        KERNEL=="sd?1", \
        ACTION=="add", \
        RUN+="/root/mount-usb.sh $kernel"

And then:

declare PartID=$1
echo $1 > /root/kernel
declare PartLabel
declare Label
declare MountPath
declare Device
declare -i i=0

declare DevLabels="VideoDisk VideoDisk2"
declare DevPaths="/home/MobileMyth /home/MobileMyth2"

case $PartID in
#       PartLabel=`blkid -o value -s LABEL /dev/usb${PartID}`
        PartLabel=`blkid -o value -s LABEL /dev/${PartID}`
[ "$PartLabel" == "" ] && exit

for Label in $DevLabels; do
        if [ "$Label" == "$PartLabel" ]; then
                umount --force /dev/${PartID} > /dev/null
                MountPath=`echo "$DevPaths" | cut -d' ' -f$i`
                [ -d $MountPath ] || mkdir --parents $MountPath
                mount --label "$Label" $MountPath

if [ "$PartLabel" == BOOT ]; then
        for Label in VAR HOME BOOT ROOT; do
                umount --force `blkid -L $Label` > /dev/null
        [ -d $MMountPath ] || mkdir --parents $MMountPath
        mount --label "ROOT" $MMountPath
        for Label in VAR HOME BOOT; do
                MountPath=$MMountPath/`echo "var home boot" | cut -d' ' -f$i`
                [ -d $MountPath ] || mkdir --parents $MountPath
                mount --label "$Label" $MountPath

Tot mails,
  Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com

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