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how to automatically mount a partition on mac?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:21 pm    Post subject: how to automatically mount a partition on mac? Reply with quote

Hi,

In my quest to have an external drive shared between my PC and my Mac, I'd like to know if there is a way to auto-mount a particular HFS partition once I plugged my USB hard disk.

For the moment I need to manually do in the terminal:
>hdid /dev/disk1s1
after I plugged my USB hard disk. The NTFS partition is automatically mounted though Shocked

My external hard drive has two partitions:
- HFS Mac partition
- NTFS PC partition

If somebody master applescript may find a way to automate this, that'll be of great help!

Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

add it to your startup items (i.e. drag the mounted drive or an alias of it to your startup items folder (under system prefs/users)).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I'll try but I thought that would only try to mount on startup.
As I use my drive on both machines, I often unplug and plug the drive from one machine to the other. So when I plug it on the Mac, the Mac is already running. And the HFS partition won't auto-mount, I guess.

I'll try once in a minute and post back.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, not sure.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooh. Due to the way I created my HFS partition in order to get it on the same disk as an NTFS partition, I can't even mount it from the startup item in the account menu.

Thanks for your help anyway Smile

I can only see a way to resolve that by being able to execute an applescript at plugging of an external hard drive. Not sure if I can do that Crying or Very sad
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