[blfs-support] Autofs problem on LFS7.2

Cliff McDiarmid cliffhanger at gardener.com
Sat Mar 23 05:23:38 PDT 2013


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: lfs65 at cruziero.com
> Sent: 03/21/13 10:54 PM
> To: BLFS Support List
> Subject: Re: [blfs-support] Autofs problem on LFS7.2

> OK. Keep the usbstick formatted as-is, and with the ext2 filesystem. Create a 
> small file on it at the top-level dir, and call the file, for example, 
> 'hello-world', and make it contain the text 'yes-im-here' or similar.

The file, with text in it, is 'autofs'

> 
> 
> (Re-)create the working environment/setup per the latter part of the email of 
> 16:23pm on 9th March, but for /etc/auto.testautomount make it contain only the 
> following:
> ---
> sandisk -fstype=ext2 :/dev/sdb
> ---
> And just to check, your /etc/auto.master should contain only:
> ====
> /testautomount /etc/auto.testautomount
> ====
> Then tell automount to read the new maps (you may need to use 
> '/etc/init.d/autofs reload' or '/etc/rc.d/rc.autofs reload' depending on where 
> the 'autofs' script is located; and you may need to use 'restart' instead of 
> 'reload'):

All checked, all okay on sdb
 
Then insert the usbstick, wait the proverbial few seconds (to be on safe side, 
> wait 5-10 secs) for the usbstick to 'settle' (usb drives can take a few secs to 
> become 'visible' to the OS &c), and then do:
> 
> $ \ls -la /testautomount/sandisk
> 
> Does it show you the contents of the usbstick: can you see the file 
> 'hello-world' listed; if so can you cat() it and see the text 'yes-im-here' ?

Sadly no, only shows:

total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 23 09:38 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 23 09:38 .. 

Mounting manually shows:

total 28
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root  4096 Mar 23 11:19 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root  4096 Feb 27 16:46 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  3267 Mar 23 11:16 autofs
drwx------ 2 root root 16384 Mar 19 20:45 lost+found

regards

MAC




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