Mac os x disable automount

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  2. Using the Mac OS X automounter
  3. OS X: Mount disks as read only or block automounting altogether

But, upon restart, OS X removes the mount point, and automounting will fail. It's so easy my jaw dropped when I figured it out. Basically, we trick OS X into thinking we're mounting somewhere else. When you're at this path, attempting to reach the parent path, via.. OK, now I freely admin that I am a dumb shit.

So I end up with the following from a df command. But, I'd like to use your ideas to auto mount NFS network home directories. Your help to lead this dumb shit out of the darkness would be very much appreciated. Right now all my users are running Never mind. At that point everything works perfectly.

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Many, many thanks for your efforts! It's only when I boot under Not sure about other protocols.

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Works on my Yosemite. Have anyone tried adding Volumes to the Dock? The name of the shares are somewhat not correct accordlingly to the Shares in the mount file. The problem I'm still having with all this is that my volume gets mounted owned by root:wheel.

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Using the Mac OS X automounter

Therefore, I can't even cd into them. Many thanks, lawrencealan — I've been suffering from this issue since upgrading to a long-forgotten version of OS X I'm now using El Capitan to connect to a shared drive on my faithful home Ubuntu server. Only after the issue of the final command does the shared folder actually become accessible which is why I've been running a script to this effect for years. Aside There is a lot of banter around about Apple continuing to favour SMB over other sharing protocols which seems to me to be at odds with the reality that "home" almost, by definition, Apple users are, like me, very often running open-source UNIX-like OS's as headless media servers.

After somehow getting rid of the error message and "ghost" directory mentioned in a previous commit this has been working almost flawlessly for me.

Now, after upgrading to kernel 3. I could still do parallel mounts of the same shares, so the underlying issue must have had to do with Apple's automounting service. In the end I prefer reliable functioning and the possibility to -force- unmount the shares if required over all the hassles that come with trying to get them mounted automatically. Can you limit the automount function to a specific network? When does the user-created mount directory get deleted by OSX?

Can we use launchd to recreate the directory and run automount? To prevent automounting with root permissions use indirect map instead of direct See AutoFS whitepaper. Another solution a little bit more hacky is to leverage Applescript for the mount, the cons are that you need to use a custom script and is a little more tedious to setup, the advantages are that the credentials are stored in keychain and this solution should be more resistant to apple updates, I believe fooling the Volumes path is a bug which may be addressed at some point.

Many thanks for the clearly detailed steps!

I think I replicated all of them but I must be doing something wrong because in the end I'm not able to see the content of my mounted NFS share. From what I can judge, "VideoEditing" share is mounted. Problem is that no file appears here. It looks like no rights are set to access sub-folders in the share. Did anyone encounter a similar problem? Hello, I used your trick to mount my nfs share. It mount but I can't list or access it. I always end with "ls: : Permission denied" as a user and with sudo.

Every new folder created within my share is "read only" and I have to 'chmod' every time I create a folder. Is there a way to set permissions of new folders? Regarding getting mounts visible in Finder even across reboots. Instead create a suitable directory somewhere you are happy with.

OS X: Mount disks as read only or block automounting altogether

The first thing you will need is the volume's UUID universal unique identifier number, which can be found by opening Disk Utility, selecting the volume of interest, and then pressing Command-i or clicking the blue information button in the Disk Utility toolbar. In the window that appears, locate and copy the UUID, which looks like a string of alphanumeric characters separated by dashes. Perform these steps for each volume you wish to prevent automatically mounting, then restart the system, and they should no longer automatically mount.

If you need to mount the volumes, then you can open Disk Utility and select them followed by clicking the Mount button in the toolbar, and they should become available in the Finder. Have a fix?

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