[mythtv-users] Automounting USB drives

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Sun May 7 18:23:03 UTC 2017

On 05/07/2017 09:43 AM, Stephen Worthington 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?

Wondering if it's the mythmediamonitor that's doing the work. You might
spot it in the frontend log.

Maybe worth a try: "Ignore devices". It's in the frontend global settings.
Assumes they have a static /dev/somethingOrAnother entry.

Five screens in on 29-pre.


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