Questions tagged [autofs]

AutoFS is a software application that allows file systems to be automatically mounted and unmounted on demand.

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Automounting USB sticks on Debian

I'm running Debian Squeeze on a plug computer (so SSH only, no GUI) and what I'm trying to do is get it so that when a USB stick is plugged in, it gets automatically mounted. What I've done is ...
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automount nfs: autofs timeout settings for unreliable servers - how to avoid hangup?

I'm running a small server for our flat share. It's mostly a file server with some additional services. The clients are Linux machines (mostly Ubuntu, but some others Distros too) and some Mac(-Book)s ...
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NIS and autofs error

I am trying to share the home directory of a NIS user using NFS and autofs. During testing, I get the following error message: Could not chdir to home directory /home/guest/nis1: Permission denied -...
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Suggestions needed for udev, udisks, autofs, notification setup for a complete automounting solution on Linux

Continuing on Automounting plugged devices in linux, which left things a bit basic. Running Gentoo, I'm automounting a combination of local and network devices on my laptop with autofs-5.0.4-r5. Doing ...
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Debian Jessie start rpcbind and nfs-common at boot with systemd

On my Raspbian (based on Debian Jessie), I need to start at boot rpcbind and nfs-common services because I need them to start autofs at boot for a NFS mount. Since Debian Jessie now has moved to ...
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How can I see automount points in Linux?

We use autofs at work and I'm having trouble remembering some mount points. With autofs, you can only see currently or recently mounted volumes on a particular machine. How can I see the rest?
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How to deal with freezes caused by autofs after network disconnect

I mount four servers (3 via cifs, 1 via sshfs) using autofs. auto.master /- /etc/auto.all --timeout=60 --ghost auto.all /mnt \ /server1 -fstype=cifs,rw,credentials=/etc/.smbcredentials....
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Debian stretch asks for root password in order to mount usb disks after upgrade

After apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade, Debian Stretch started to ask for root password for external usb disks. Creating a /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/55-usb-mount.pkla ...
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How do I automount a hard drive to samba using autofs?

I have a Raspberry Pi with samba installed. I've looked into autofs and saw the potential of automounting an external harddrive upon accessing it over the network by my windows machine. Appearantly ...
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Issues with autofs “problem reading master map, maximum wait exceeded”

I am trying to mount a cifs partition using autofs. After a lot of trial and errors, I finally manage to get it mounted (the main issue I ran into is that in the instructions, here, this line in the ...