Mount Certain Partitions at Login?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JustGretchen, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Is there any way to make certain partitions on a given external volume not mount at system startup or login?

    My bootable backup drive has an install partition for 10.6 and 10.7 that I really do not need to mount at login.

    Ideas? Terminal commands? Etc...?

  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Just go to System Preferences->Users & Groups pane and in there select the affected users mini-tab 'Login Items' and select which programs you want at startup.
  3. Jacen macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2012
    No help

    @satcomer ... Um, I dont think that answer even touches at the problem. I dont see how changing your startup programs affects what partitions mount, unless of course one of those is a script like gretchen is asking.
  4. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Would chflags hidden work?

    You'd do it on /Volumes/x, where x = the name of the partition. It will still mount, but it shouldn't show. Not sure what affect this will have on the partition when you're actually booting from it, though.

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