[blfs-support] Configuring autofs

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Sat Dec 7 08:33:54 PST 2013

On 12/07/2013 09:57 AM, William Harrington wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2013, at 9:40 AM, Dan McGhee wrote:
>> I've not been  successful in getting autofs to work.
> There's a huge thread from earlier this year with autofs and LFS 7.2.
> It may shed some light into helping you:
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.lfs.beyond.support/46321
> Sincerely,
> William Harrington
That's one thing I forgot to do in my troubleshooting--check the list 
archives. Thanks, William.

But, that thread was unresolved. At least, there was never a solution 
posted. I did as some of the responses suggested and manually created 
the directories listed in auto.master. Still nothing. I've checked the 
Arch and Gentoo wiki's and think that I have everything set up the way I 
need it.

I do remember, however, when I last had my working LFS system on a 
laptop 3-4 years ago, getting autofs to work was a major deal. The 
solution, however, was something really, really simple. I just don't 
remember what it was. I know I can mount these drives manually, but I'd 
like to just plug them in and they are mounted. Right now, my expternal 
CD drive doesn't mount either--and that configuration is given in the 
book. That tells me the problem is more involved.


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