how to not auto-mount external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bearbo, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. bearbo macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    #1
    so i have an external with 3 partitions, is there a way for OS X to not auto-mount one or two of them? i want to have the computer boot up faster, and i narrowed it down that they apparently slow it down.

    and i dont mean to write a unmount script and put it in startup menu, because that would defeat the purpose.

    thanks
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    #2
    look for the file /etc/hostconfig
    change AUTOMOUNT=-AUTOMATIC-
    to
    AUTOMOUNT=-NO-

    of course this turns off all automounting

    edit: That might work. Not sure, can't restart my computer to test it though.
     
  3. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    #3
    thanks.. i'll try that later today.
     

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