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I've been having some issues with my RAID setup recently on my headless Ubuntu 10.04 server which means one of my mount requests is failing on bootup. Clearly I need to fix the RAID issue, but this machine is in my loft and having to crawl up there with a keyboard just so I can hit S a few times is extremely irritating.

The exact message is as follows:

The disk drive for /drv/photos is not ready yet or not present

Continue to wait; or Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

I'd still like Ubuntu to try and mount it, but is there any way to tell it not to wait for the device?

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Admittedly sub-optimal as a solution but you could always try moving that mount command to the /etc/rc.local file so it's not a locking operation.

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In what way is that sub-optimal? –  Jon Cage Jul 5 '12 at 12:30

Have a look at this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/120/how-do-i-avoid-the-s-to-skip-message-on-boot

You might have to add nobootwait

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