USB disks directorys

Pablo L plberd-kubuntu at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Oct 27 16:24:04 GMT 2008


El Monday 27 October 2008 05:02:32 lanzen escribió:
> Emanoil Kotsev wrote:
> > Art Alexion wrote:
> >> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Pablo L. Berdaguer
> >>
> >> <plberd-kubuntu at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> >>> I upgraded to KDE4 some days ago.
> >>>
> >>> I have a usb HD and it works just fine... but I want to make a little
> >>> tweak.
> >>>
> >>> Whenever you the device notifier mounts the disk it mounts it in a
> >>> /media/disk directory... or disk-1, or disk-2... depending on what's
> >>> free at that moment.
> >>>
> >>> That behaviour prevents us users to create links to the contents of the
> >>> disk, because the directory may change each time the disk is mounted.
> >>>
> >>> In KDE3 I could change that and force a folder for a partition just by
> >>> changeing the name of the icon in the desktop... But now I can't do
> >>> that any more and I can't find anywhere to configure that.
> >>
> >> One suggestion is to find the UUID of the disk and create an entry in
> >> /etc/fstab
> >
> > for some reason the UUID label option is not working with KDE for me (may
> > be it's working only on boot) or I'm just missing something, but  here I
> > found a way to make usb disk mount to a specific directory. I think it's
> > required that the directory is under /media
> >
> > I have posted this to related discussion on debians user list
> >
> > 1) with sudo vol_id -u device get the UUID from the usb drive partition
> > you want to edit (device is the file of interest i.e. /dev/sdb1)
> > 2) In the KDE -> 'System Settings' go to advanced and click 'Disk &
> > Filesystems'
> > 3) switch to administrator by clicking on the admin button at the bottom
> > + password etc. - so now you are admin
> > 3) click on the drive partition you want to mount
> >
> > 3a) select the mount point /media/usb_XXXX in your case, or write down
> > something meaningful i.e. /media/usb_data_1_partition_1
> > 3b) click by UUID and the UUID should be the same with the one you get in
> > 1) 3c) click enable at start (optional)
> > 3d) Slect "Mount Permission" (optional)
> > 3e) click OK
> >
> > 4a) edit /etc/fstab replace UUID= as shown below for the UUID which you
> > get in 1)
> >
> > /dev/disk/by-uuid/<UUID_FROM_STEP_1> /media/usb_XXXX auto
> > users,noauto,atime,rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
> >
> > 4b) save and close
> >
> > voila it all works
>
> You could also label your usb disk and/or partitions. Detailed
> instructions are found on:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive
>
> --
> lanzen

Thank you guys!
Labeling the partition did exactly what I intended!





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