I ran into uam, Michał Górny's neat little USB automounter when working on a minimal Debian system this week. As near as I can tell, it hasn't been posted to the #! forums, so here you go ...
Uam runs directly from udev triggers, so you don't have to marry into the whole fam-gamin-udisks-autofs-hal family to get USB automounting. It works just fine in my hands. Because it works directly from udev without spawning a runtime daemon, you have to sync and/or unmount the USB devices manually.
Obviously uam is not needed on a Crunchbang system, but it's a nice lightweight way to get USB sticks mounted without a lot of typing and daemonic overhead.
If you're a trusting soul, and I hope you're not, you can run the script below at your own risk. I would recommend using the script as a guide and entering the commands from a terminal so that you can deal with errors as they occur.
#!/bin/sh # uam install script # tranche # Installs Michal Gorny's uam hal-less usb automounter # uam = usb automounter # not Universal Access Method # You can read the README file here to decide if uam is something you want # https://github.com/mgorny/uam # If you don't have the git and autoconf packages, uncomment the following line # sudo aptitude install intltool git autoconf # NOTE: The script assumes you have a source directory called "src" # below the current directory. (Ordinarily your home directory) # If you don't have "src" the script creates it # It then creates a subdirectory "src/uam" and builds the project there # Create the build directory and get positioned to run git mkdir -p src/uam cd src/uam # Get the sources from github git clone https://github.com/mgorny/uam . # Generate aclocal.m4 aclocal # Generate a configuration script from template autoconf # Supply missing directory and files to avoid automake errors touch AUTHORS NEW Changelog mkdir build-aux # Generate makefile.in, supplying missing elements as needed automake --add-missing # It's a good time to make a backup of the project # before you clutter up the directory by doing the build # (Best to change the filename to reflect the current git commit date) # Uncomment the next three lines if you want to do this # cd .. # tar czf uam-git-mgorny-2011-01-30.tgz ./uam # cd uam # Do the build ./configure make # Uncomment the next line to install the program # Best to leave it commented out until you're sure the build ran properly # sudo make install
If anyone tries it out, I'd love to hear how it goes.
Last edited by tranche (2011-04-12 03:43:41)
Worked for me. Very nice as there are no build instructions on Michal Gorny's page.
One small detail that tripped me up for a while - there needs to be "plugdev" group otherwise uam will fail when it tries to mount a usb device.
Last edited by waterwingz (2012-02-05 19:19:23)
before trying this out, let me ask one thing: how is this different from bashmount?
I haven't used bashmount but a quick look at the link you provided tells me that it's a script for manually controlling the mounting & unmounting of USB devices. It does not support automounting. Automoutning is what uam is for.
^ cool, thanks. might check it out later.
It sounds similar to usbmount http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/usbmount
If not using a automagical file manager (or usbmount) then I usually use pmount, a simple pmount sdb1 will create the sdb1 mount point in /media and mount /dev/sdb1 and it works for my extra partitions as well as usb devices and such.
Last edited by AnInkedSoul (2012-02-06 00:46:19)