View Full Version : [all variants] I messed up automounting

October 6th, 2008, 05:36 AM

I was hoping to change the automount name from the volume name to the mount name (from Media to /media/disk-1 etc)

So I went to the drive on the deskop, properties, volume and put /media/disk-1 into two blank boxes there.

Now the drive doesn't mount. So, how do I remove these settings or where to go to see the gnome settings? tried .gnome and .gnome2 but nothing.


October 6th, 2008, 10:10 AM
I only see a terminal-way to fix this cause I also don't know where gnome keeps these setting.
Open a Terminal. Create an empty folder in /media, e.g. /media/test ('sudo mkdir /media/test'). Now mount the volume into the folder: e.g 'sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/test'. You can check if it's /dev/sda1 or anything else by looking at the output of 'sudo blkid'. Now the icon of the volume should reappear on the desktop and you may change your settings.

October 6th, 2008, 11:23 AM
See this post (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2477846&postcount=7) for a fix.

Rename (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive) the partition's label, so Ubuntu will automount it to a folder named same as the partition's label.

For e.g., if you want ubuntu to automount /dev/sda1 to /media/Storage, label /dev/sda1 to "Storage". The desktop shortcut will also read as Storage, instead of 'XX GB Drive'