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FS#9697 - Setting removable media (CD/DVD) filesystems to "auto" by default in /etc/fstab

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tareq A. Khandaker (LordRaiden) - Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 22:27 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Wednesday, 05 March 2008, 21:03 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



In /etc/fstab /dev/cdrom has a default (standard Arch install) filesystem parameter of as iso9660 and /dev/dvd has a default (standard Arch install) filesystem parameter of udf. I'm using thunar-volman and I put a CD in my DVD drive and I got an error about it not being able to be mounted. I just changed the respective filesystems for /dev/dvd and /dev/cdrom to auto and it worked fine (no reboots at all).

IMO, something the default setting for /dev/dvd should be auto, possibly even /dev/cdrom. It's a simple fix, but could it be done when Arch is installed, instead of having the user manually make this change?

I've also seen some guides online that comment out the /dev/dvd and /dev/cdrom lines altogether (it's a possible option, though I'm not sure if there are any ramifications).

Additional info:
* package version(s)
Not sure (whatever creates /etc/fstab)

* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:
(Using Thunar)
1) install arch on a new system.
2) install hal, dbus, thunar, thunar-volman
3) add current user to optical group
4) log off user and log on again (or reboot)
5) start X and open Thunar
6) Enable volume management (Edit->Preferences->Advanced and check the "Enable Volume Management" checkbox
7) Put in a CD in a DVD drive
8) Error message should appear
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Wednesday, 05 March 2008, 21:03 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  filesystem 2008.03-1