Making External TC connected HDs Connect on Boot

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by palebluedot, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. palebluedot macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    I have 2 500gig external USB 2.0 harddrives pluggied into a USB hub and then into my 500gig Time Capsule. I was wondering if it is possible to make both of these drives auto-mount when I turn on my computer (or anytime I access my Time Capsule network if my computer is in standby I guess). Basically I'm getitng sick of having to go to finder, open the time capsule, then click on each drive and let them load. I thought it would act as a network drive in Windows where you could map it and have it always be there.

    Is this not possible in OS X? :/

    Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
  2. palebluedot thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    bump. Anyone know? I tried dragging the drives to the user autostart prefs under system prefs but it pops up a finder window with each drive on boot and doesnt hide when i click hide... also wrote an apple script and automater but both those are laggy and pop up scripts on the dock as they load.

    isn't there an easy linux command for this? I'm shocked this feature isn't built into OS X itself.
  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    That's how I mount mine. I just close the finder window, it isn't really that much of an inconvenience to me.
  4. palebluedot thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    So I read you can put a line in /etc/fstab (which doesn't exist in OS X but there is an /etc/fstab.hd that indicates it is a non-working file) to make network shares load on boot.

    Is this possible with a TC share since it is an AFP share that requires a password? It would suck to have to put your password in plain text in /etc - seems like a security issue.

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