How to prevent auto-mounting of my Bootcamp harddrive ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Dragonforce, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

    Dragonforce

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    #1
    I need your help again fellow MP users...

    I would like to have OS X only mount my system (duh!) and Time Machine volume, but not my Bootcamp hard drive (system is in bay #1, Bootcamp in #2, Time Machine in #3) upon boot. Right now I simply right-click the Bootcamp volume and eject it, but is there any way to tell OS X to ignore that drive by default ?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

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    You should be able to write a script and drop it in the Startup Items folder which will unmount your drive at boot. If you need help i can write a script for you in a few, i have tv to watch ;)
     
  3. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dragonforce

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    That would be very nice. No need to hurry, take your time.
    If you wonder why I would want to do that... I'm having this strange issue that "open file..." and "save as..." dialogues are opening very slow and start to hang (beachball) for a few seconds when my Windows drive is mounted. It starts to happen after a few hours of use, and as soon as I eject it, everything's back to normal. A reboot does fix it too, temporarily.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

    thejadedmonkey

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    2nd level Apple techs don't have an easy answer either.
     

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