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I'm having issues SSHing into a headless Raspberry Pi over the wireless network. I set up the fresh install properly with /boot/ssh and wpa_supplicant.conf, and I even modified etc/network/interface on first boot to include

allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

so that it would autoconnect. This works fine until I try to automount a USB drive by mapping the drive's UUID to the mount point usng fstab. Only after I do this and reboot (sudo reboot) does the wpa_supplicant service fail to execute. I suspect that the fstab configuration (UUID=35E3-026E /media/backup vfat user,auto,fmask=0111,dmask=0000 0 0) conflicts with the new /etc/network/interface configuration somehow, but I am relatively new to working with raspberry pi, and am learning as I go. Any help resolving this issue, i.e. making it possible to connect automatically to the wireless network after configuring a USB interface to automount, would be greatly appreciated!

  • "set up the fresh install properly" and "modified etc/network/interface" are inconsistent - you can do one or the other. This almost certainly has nothing to do with your actual problem. – Milliways May 30 '18 at 10:11
  • @Milliways can you please explain what you mean? – mtl_zack May 30 '18 at 13:47
  • You don't say which OS BUT there is no need to modify etc/network/interface, and this is usually counterproductive. See How to set up networking/WiFi – Milliways May 31 '18 at 0:10
  • @Milliways thanks for your input but I think I resolved this particular issue after many hours of troubleshooting. Turns out that yanking the power chord without a proper shutdown causes a file system corruption and makes it necessary to reflash the OS - who knew?!! (Yes I realize that this did not necessarily reflect the system I provided but the solution has been found) – mtl_zack May 31 '18 at 15:03
  • Given the issue is resolved you should delete your question. – Steve Robillard Jun 9 '18 at 10:17

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