OS X :: Disable External Drive Automount On Login

Apr 21, 2009

Would like to disable my external drive from automounting every time a user logs in. Added an /etc/fstab, but still automounts on login. I would like this drive to mount only when I choose to mount it.

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OS X :: Disable Automount For Specific External Drive

Feb 21, 2010

I have an external drive that is permanently hooked-up to my iMac via Firewire. I use this drive only to perform a bootable disk image of my hard drive at regular intervals using the CCC scheduler. The backups are performed only once a week. I would like that this backup drive not be mounted when I or anyone else logs in to the computer. It annoys me to hear the drive turning and vibrating until it spins down and seeing it's icon on the desktop. Is there any way to prevent automount of this particular drive? I know I can dismount it manually using Diskutil, but I want everything to be automated. Any clue as to whether CCC will mount it when needed if it is unmounted?

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Jan 30, 2009

I have a drive connected via USB 2.0 It's newly formatted with 2 partitions. Running 10.5.6 on a macbook.

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When I look in disk utility. I can see the drive listed but the partitions are not.

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Sep 2, 2009

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Therefore I entered that information. However, after entering the information and clicking on the login button the window shook back and forth and shook off my password as if to say "No. No!" I tried entering the admin information again and again. I tried the short name. I tried to reset my user information. Nothing worked. So, I tried to redo my backup thinking that there might be some issues on that side of things. But now my backup isn't complete. It's lagging at about 14 gigs shy of the full copy. I want to get this machine back to working order but am running stuck.

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Setup External Hard Drive To Mount At Boot (without Any Login Action)

Dec 1, 2014

First the Details:

MacBook Pro, Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5

USB 3.0 External Hard drive 

I am currently using an external drive for my user storage.  Right now I log in with a separate User account to mount the drive, log off, and then log in with my user.  I am trying to remove the extra steps so I can boot my Mac and log right in.  I have not found any method that pertains specifically to Mavericks, and all of the methods I have tried for older OS versions do not seem to work properly.  

Info:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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Jul 12, 2010

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Jan 13, 2009

I'm sure many of you know how using bootcamp can cause slow startups when switching OS's because it has no cache to use. For example I'll be in Windows and then need to swap back over to Leopard to get something done, but it takes forever. The worst part is the list of login items... I've tried using scripts to separate them by 10 seconds or so, but nothing really made it faster. I was wondering if it was possible to login but cancel or disable the startup items for that login that one time... Sometimes I just need to login to grab something off the internet or something quick, but it takes me awhile because I have to wait for everything to load.

Do I make any sense? :P

And no, safe startup mode does not count. I don't want to disable the entire system... just the login items.

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Apr 22, 2009

That was a program I had installed with a printer briefly. Bottom line, I don't need it anymore, but can't figure out how to remove it. It isn't located in the list under System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items either. So where can I disable it?

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OS X Yosemite :: How To Disable Password Login At Start Up

Dec 10, 2014

Since installing Yosemite 10.10.1, every time I turn on my MacBook Pro I have to Select User and then login with my password. I don't want this, since I'm the only user and it wastes time. This didn't used to happen before installing Yosemite. I can't find the button in Security and Privacy that turns this off!

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Apr 18, 2012

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May 1, 2012

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Mar 22, 2009

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Aug 7, 2009

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Mar 9, 2010

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May 25, 2010

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Mar 30, 2010

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Aug 20, 2010

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Aug 5, 2007

I don't know if anyone knows what I'm talking about, but in OS X, there's this option that disables input from the trackpad when an external mouse is plugged in. I couldn't find something similar to that for Windows, and since I use Boot Camp to play a few games in Windows and my palms keep swiping the corners of the trackpad (thereby making my aim wonky) I wanted something that would have the same effect.

So I Googled. And searched. And searched.

Best solution was to go to Control Panel and disable the mouse. But I'm lazy, I want something to do it for me, automatically, if possible.

So, in the interest of pure laziness, I... wrote a utility to do pretty much exactly that. It supports manually enabling or disabling the trackpad, and also automatically enabling and disabling it when an external mouse is plugged in/removed.

URL

So, if any of you guys are using Windows to play games or do anything else, and you have the same issue with the trackpad that I do, hopefully this helps you guys out too.

If not, well, thanks for reading and I'm jealous of your smaller palms and/or dexterous avoidance of palm/trackpad slippage!

Note: Still might be bugs and things. Feedback appreciated, but constructively, of course.

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Jun 4, 2012

I need to disable any external device like hdd usb or hdd firewire and usb key as well. Is there a way to do it in osx lion server ? I've heard that deleting some extension could do that job but which one ?

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Nov 1, 2010

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Aug 1, 2009

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May 1, 2012

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how to simply disable the superdrive - I have got the music into iTunes anyway, so don't need the drive?

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imac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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