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The script that does the (un)mounting is called by the udev daemon. Therefore, USBmount requires a 2.6 (or newer) kernel.
Firewire devices are also supported by USBmount.
USBmount is intended as a lightweight solution which is independent of a desktop environment. Users which would like an icon to appear when an USB device is plugged in should use the pmount and hal packages instead.
======== USBmount ======== The USBmount package automatically mounts USB mass storage devices (typically USB pen drives) when they are plugged in, and unmounts them when they are removed. The mountpoints (/media/usb[0-7] by default), filesystem types to consider, and mount options are configurable. When multiple devices are plugged in, the first available mountpoint is automatically selected. If more»
usbmount (0.0.17) unstable; urgency=low * Starting with version 0.0.17, usbmount *WILL* recognize and automount devices with the vfat filesystem, as those are supported by the Linux kernel with the "sync" mount option since Linux 2.6.12.  * Users should be aware that independently of the filesystem used by the mass storage device, *ANY* filesystem that resides in flash more»
usbmount (0.0.19.1ubuntu1) lucid; urgency=low * Merge from debian testing (LP #523423), remaining changes: - debian/rules: Copy udev rules so debhelper picks it up - debian/install: Do not install by hand - debian/preinst: Remove symlink on upgrade, and remove old rules file unless modified in which case rename to new filename. - debian/postinst: Do not create symlink more»
Author: Martin Dickopp <email@example.com> Upstream-Name: usbmount Upstream-Maintainer: Rogério more»