Behaviour of /etc/fstab

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Sko, May 18, 2016.

  1. Sko macrumors regular

    Sko

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    I like to hide my Windows drive when booting into OS X, but since El Capitan, editing /etc/fstab behaves differently. It hides the volumes, but the drive is still spinning. It will power down after a while as specified in energy settings on a cold boot, but will run indefinitely on a system wake up.


    Here's the content of my fstab:

    UUID=<UUID of Recovery> none hfs rw,noauto
    UUID=<UUID of Windows partition> none ntfs rw,noauto
    LABEL=System-reserviert none ntfs rw,noauto

    Could someone please point me in the right direction?
     
  2. Sko thread starter macrumors regular

    Sko

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    I ended up writing a launch agent trying to eject the disc every three minutes. That way the noise of the drive doesn't bother me for too long and I'm still able to mount it manually and set it as startup volume before it's gone again.
     

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