I need to block the auto mounting of a specific external drive (USB connection, by UID) that has three different mount points (partitions)?
The contents of this drive were created with ddrescue - to copy the data from a failed drive.
The drive is being auto-mounted to three locations (sdc1,sdc3, sdc4), and it is being mounted read-write (bad). I can manually remount read-only. Most of the post-ddrescue tools need to have the drive unmounted. What is happening is the drive is being AUTOMATICALLY REMOUNTED (to the three mount points, r/w) when I exit the tools. I'm getting the new device mounting notifications - otherwise I would have never imagined this would happen.
I found instructions to block the auto-mounting of an external drive with a SINGLE mounted partition. You add an entry to fstab, using the UID. The instructions indicate you have to enter a mount point. But I have three mount points with this drive. How do I do this? Also, I would prefer to not define mounting points at all. I should be able to just block the auto-mounting of a device, by UID, period -- where is has to be manually mounted by root.
Update: This did not work.
UUID=xxxx-xxxx /media/me/ESP vfat ro,noauto,nofail 0 0 UUID=xxxx-xxxx /media/me/DIAGS vfat ro,noauto,nofail 0 0 UUID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx /media/me/WINRETOOLS ntfs ro,noauto,nofail 0 0 UUID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx /media/me/OS ntfs ro,noauto,nofail 0 0
Partitions 1, 3, and 4 are still being auto-mounted, as before. (2 never was.)