View Full Version : [ubuntu] Old usb mnt points

August 10th, 2008, 02:55 PM
I have an external usb flash drive that I use a lot.
My ubuntu filesystem shows that there are three folders (mnt points) that have big X's on them. Now when I plug in the usb drive I get another point point and the actual path to the usb has a couple _'s underscores included in the path... So does two of the folders with X's on them.

How do I get rid of the old broken mount points with X's on them?:confused:


August 10th, 2008, 03:34 PM
Probably the easiest way if you are not happy about the CLI is to use
gksudo nautilus and then delete them the normal way using the GUI. You can, of course use
sudo rmdir /path/to/mount/point/Not sure if you need the trailing / at the end so wait for confirmation on that way first. Just make sure that the mount point folders are definitely not used by anything else first.
Just tried it and you don't need the trailing /

August 10th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Great - thanks that worked.