How do I stop ubuntu waiting for me to "Press S to skip of C to continue..." when it fails to mount on startup?

Posted by Jon Cage on Super User See other posts from Super User or by Jon Cage
Published on 2012-06-30T08:57:25Z Indexed on 2012/06/30 9:18 UTC
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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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