How do I keep Fedora 9 from automounting all of my hard drive partitions?

Mike Burger mburger at
Tue Jul 8 10:56:36 UTC 2008

> On 7/8/08, Dan Hensley <dan at> wrote:
>> I am using /dev/sda as my primary hard drive.  I have another hard
>> drive, /dev/sdb that I use as a backup.  When I log in to a Gnome
>> desktop (haven't tried anything else yet), all of my /dev/sdb partitions
>> are auto-mounted.  How do I keep this from happening?  They don't appear
>> in /etc/fstab, and they aren't mounted if I boot into runlevel 3 for
>> example.  I cannot find any settings anywhere to control this, and I
>> don't know exactly what process is responsible.
> Open /etc/fstab, you will see your hard drives and an option called
> (defaults) beside each one. replace it with (noauto) for the hard you
> don't
> want to automount.
> you may want to look at this:

Dan already noted that his /dev/sdb* partitions are not listed in his
/etc/fstab file.
Mike Burger

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