Montag, 3. September 2007

Automounting SD card in Feisty

When I started using Kubuntu (Edgy and the first Feisty betas), the SD card I have for my Palm TX always was automagically automounted when I inserted it into my Dell's internal TEAC card reader. But since using Feisty (final), it no longer works. I thought it wasn't correctly recognised by the kernel, as there are some open launchpad entries regarding USB devices/card readers, but as I've found out now, this is not the case. Strangely enough, it still works when I insert a Compact Flash Card ...

After some googling, this is what works for me in Feisty:

  • Create an entry in /etc/fstab for the SD card device:
    /dev/sde1 /media/sd vfat user,noauto 0 0

  • Create a desktop device link (e.g. for a ZIP device) for the device, the mount point is then taken from /etc/fstab

  • Now the /etc/fstab entry can be removed again

That's all. Now you have an icon for the device on the desktop, to mount an SD card just insert it and open the icon. To unmount, open the context menu and select Eject.
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