Getting a Partition NOT to Mount at Startup?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by latrapeze, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. latrapeze macrumors newbie

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    Nov 22, 2004
    #1
    Is there a method of getting a partition NOT to mount at startup?
    Thanks.
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    #2
    Heh, that would be a nice way to hide your files. Have it not mount at startup, and when you want to access it, mount it through a terminal command. :)

    (Sorry I don't know how to do it either)
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Fuquay Varina, NC
    #3
    I take no responsibility and warn that you back up any files you modify.

    but you may be able to edit your /etc/fstab file. you will need sudo or root permissions to do so.

    Add a "#" in front of the line that shows the partition you wish to "hide"

    for more on fstab see http://ezine.daemonnews.org/200402/fstab.html
     

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