removable drives no longer automount after upgrade to dapper

OOzy Pal oozypal at
Fri Jun 16 08:24:16 UTC 2006

On 6/15/06, Florian Diesch <diesch at> wrote:
> Florian Diesch <diesch at> wrote:
> > "OOzy Pal" <oozypal at> wrote:
> >
> >> On 6/13/06, Florian Diesch <diesch at> wrote:
> >>> "OOzy Pal" <oozypal at> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> > I did a clean install like crystal. I even removed the partition. How
> >>> > clean is that? I still have a problem with my three USB drives (two
> >>> > sticks and one hard drive). They get mounted as sdc1, sdc2 but not
> >>> > like in breezy where they get mounted by their labels.
> >>>
> >>> AFAIK in breezy this was done by hotplug and now is done by udev, and for
> >>> some reasons it's more difficult now to use the labels. I think there
> >>> has been a discussion about that on ubuntu-dev.
> >>
> >> Can I revert back to hotplug
> >
> > It seems there is not hotplug package in Dapper.
> > As far as I can see udev just lets HAL to do the work now. I never played
> > around with HAL so I can't help you much but maybe it's at least a
> > starting point to get more meaningful mountpoints.
> Toll a closer look at HAL. As far as I understand the filesystem label
> is used as mountpoint if it contains only ASCII chracters and is not a
> path (like "/home", "/")
> What does
>   /lib/udev/vol_id /dev/sda1
> say (replace /dev/sda1 if needed)?
> Search the output of lshal for
>  volume.policy.desired_mount_point = 'sdc1'
> (replace sdc1 with the mountpoint). If you find it please post the
> section (starting with something like
> "udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_uuid_4491_AC1C'") it is
> contained in. If you don't find it try to find a section containing a
>    volume.mount.valid_options =
> statement that seems to match your USB drive
>    Florian
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Hmm, my USB's are mounted ok with their labels on the desktop but when
I go to /media I don't find them. For example, my USB label is Fox.
When I plug it in, I see the USB icon on the desktop with name Fox but
when I go to /media I don't see Fox, I see for example sdc1. When I
click on the USB icon, Knoqueror is launched with the location of the
use drive as media:/sdc1.

This thing is giving me a hard time as I am using Unison to sync my
data btw the PC and USB drive. Changes to the USB location sometimes
as sdc1 and sometime sdb1, etc breaks Unison.


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