(k)ubuntu USB FS mounting quirk

David Hopkins hopkins81 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 09:56:15 BST 2006

If it's that sort of consistency you're after you could just manually
add an entry in the fstab?

  /dev/sda1 /media/data auto defaults 0 0

On 19/06/06, Roger Haxton <rhaxton at swbell.net> wrote:
> I just moved my laptop over to ubuntu (with the kubuntu-desktop installed
> afterward) and I'm finding a quirk that I'm not sure how to deal with.  I use
> an external USB hard drive a good part of the time which stores my music
> collection, downloads, backups, etc.  On the other distro I have several
> links in my home directory to directories on the external drive.  (e.g. mp3
> for mp3s, ogg for .oggs, vmware for my virtual machines, etc.) In my previous
> distro, the hard drive was mounted as /media/data no matter whether I was in
> KDE or GNOME.  This allowed me to have consistent links in either Window
> Manager.  In (k)ubuntu KDE mounts the drive as /media/sda1 or sdb1 etc. and
> GNOME mounts it as I want it to be mounted as /media/data.  How can I get KDE
> to mount the drive with the partition label rather than the drive name.  I've
> looked around for a setting and haven't found one.  If there's a package I
> need, I'd love to know so I can load it.  I guess as a last resort, I can
> have two sets of links in my home directory and one or the other will be
> active depending on whether I am running in GNOME or KDE.  I really don't
> want to use this solution, however so if anyone can point me to a better
> solution I'd definitely appreciate it.
> Running KDE 3.5.3 on Dapper 6.06 with all latest updates.  This also happened
> with KDE 3.5.2 however before I loaded 3.5.3.
> Thanks in advance for reading this and any help you can provide.
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