I tried to solve this with a fresh install of Mythbuntu 12.04, (with Mythtv 0.25), but no luck, so here goes the problem.

I have an esata drive that is mounted at boot to /media/stuff

All other programs can access it without question - xbmc etc.

When I set this as the place for MythTv to record, it accepts it (you know when you get it wrong cause it tells you when you exit that it can't find the directory, "do you want to go back and fix this, no I know what I'm doing".) Anyway I get no error message, but nothing gets recorded.

I know it works as recording to the default drive works fine. Any ideas?

(It's an asrock ion box)