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

Tom Horsley tom.horsley at
Tue Jul 8 12:49:17 UTC 2008

> 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.

You need to appease HAL:

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