Hi. Upon upgrading to 12.10 my mount points to partitions such as "Windows XP" no longer worked, and would like to know how to rectify this. Quite a while back, I had to deal with the fact spaces in quotes (eg: /media/"Windows XP") had to be replaced by \040 (eg: /media/Windows\040XP), but now this no longer works. In fact, after the 12.10 upgrade, my system would no longer boot because of the mount error - I know for most, all they had to do was hit S to skip once or twice each boot (still a pain), but for me that wasn't an option, so had to boot off a CD and edit the offending line out of fstab (major pain!).
I know the short answer is that I should just use mount points without spaces, but besides this seeming like a rather backwards step (like going back to using 8-character DOS filenames in Windows 7 or something), I have many links and bookmarks that rely on the partition being mounted as Windows XP. Also, because I have a Windows XP VirtualBox appliance that not only has many links to the physical partition, but totally fails to load if the shared folder is not mounted, I'd rather find out how to be able to mount that partition with its old mount point.
Luckily, Ubuntu uses the label of that partition when showing it in Nautilus - being Windows XP with the space - so all I have to do is manually mount it by clicking on it, but I would still much rather automount it successfully via fstab. Any help would be appreciated.