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    Utility for creating a mount point

    Is there a utility around for creating a mount point for a partition? I know quite well how to create a mount point by editing /etc/fstab, but that's not as clean as using a utility with that capability -- especially since it's possible to create such mount points during system setup. I thought that gparted or the KDE partition editor would have the capability, but they don't.

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    Re: Utility for creating a mount point

    The "Disk Utility" of quantal has been revamped, although I cannot remember if it features such an option. (v3.6.0+)

    Otherwise, I am not sure what could I suggest.

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    Re: Utility for creating a mount point

    There are three older gui tools that I know, but all have not been well maintained and do not always put in good parameters. PYSDM, Storage Device Manager & NTFS Config (obsolete).

    I have the same data partitions whose UUIDs do not change so I just script the update as part of my new install. But I am installing every new version at least twice, even if still using an older version as my main install, so it was worthwhile to script it.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1983336
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    pysdm

    I tried installing pysdm. It seems to work, more or less, but I immediately encountered a bug: it thought that sda10 was a different drive. But it handled sda9 correctly.

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    Re: Utility for creating a mount point

    Quote Originally Posted by pwabrahams View Post
    Is there a utility around for creating a mount point for a partition?
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    A "Mount point" is simply a folder in a filesystem which can be created thus:

    Code:
    sudo mkdir /path/to/mountpoint
    Once the mountpoint exists then fstab can use it to mount a device.
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    Two steps to mount point

    I should have been clearer, since I certainly know how to do this stuff with an editor and mkdir. The two steps I've always gone through are:

    1. Create a directory that will serve as a mount point using mkdir.

    2. Using the editor (as root), add a line for the additional partition to etc/fstab.

    Incidentally, I found it very useful to include among my systems programs "root kate". That's a version of the kate editor that runs as root.

    The pysdm program works very nicely -- provided that you don't need to handle any partitions beyond sda9.

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