On Mac OS X 10.6.7, when I mount a sparse disk image (either by double-clicking it or using
hdid from the command line), the image:
- Appears on my desktop
- Needs to be re-mounted every time I log in
I'd like to set up the equivalent of an
/etc/fstab which will mount the image when the system boots, and make it permanent - so I don't have to worry if my symbolic links will resolve or not.
Is this more trouble than it's worth on a Mac? I noticed that there is no
/etc/fstab.hd contains a dire warning:
IGNORE THIS FILE. This file does nothing, contains no useful data, and might go away in future releases. Do not depend on this file or its contents.
sudo hdid -notremovable <image>, which seemed like half of what I wanted (according to
man hdid), but it failed with an error:
hdid: attach failed - no mountable file systems.