Any help with compiling and installing spindown+auto mount?

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The PyroPath
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Any help with compiling and installing spindown+auto mount?

Post by The PyroPath » 17 Mar 2016, 16:19

Hello all,

I've been using a B3 for some time now. Mostly just as a download box, network share, FTP among friends and other such things.

I had to add an extra USB disk for some extra space, but it is rarely accessed constantly. What I would like to do is install the spindown daemon from: http://code.google.com/archive/p/spindown and use it to spin down the external USB drive for 99% of the day. But since I've absolutely 0 experience in compiling or such things I could use some help on how to do this. The most intense things I've done are usually jut an AptGet away so I wouldn't even know where to start :shock:

I also used a network connected 230V socket to switch the B3 on after shutting it down at night for example and finding out I forgot to boot it up again. I use the app on my phone to power down the socket and just power is up again and voila, the B3 boots all fine and nice. However the USB disk isn't mounted automatically. So could anyone also provide help with something like usbmount, Ivman or something similar?

Many thanks in advance, hope someone can guide me in this... :?

Gordon
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Re: Any help with compiling and installing spindown+auto mou

Post by Gordon » 18 Mar 2016, 03:15

You'll probably find all your answers in the Finding out what's using disk topic.

86ivar
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Re: Any help with compiling and installing spindown+auto mou

Post by 86ivar » 03 Apr 2016, 21:29

No scripting or compiling is needed fo this.
Use fstab to automount disks. It is located in /etc folder.
Use hdparm -S command to set spindown time for the disk.

Googling "fstab automount" and "hdparm spindown time"
Should get you going.

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