Changing the Default Mount Point for an External USB Hard Drive

Larry Shields larryesu at
Sat Aug 7 20:37:32 UTC 2010

On 08/07/2010 03:24 PM, Martin Webster wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-08-07 at 19:01 +0300, Amichai Rotman wrote:
> <snip>
>> I'd like to change the default mount point for this specific drive
>> to /Data, without affecting the other USB devices (i.e.: other Disk on
>> Key and such). In other words - make it look like an internal regular
>> Hard Drive.
> One method... Open the terminal and type ls -Flai /dev/disk/by-uuid/.
> Now plug in the USB drive and repeat this to identify the UUID of the
> new drive. With this information, edit fstab (sudo nano /etc/fstab) and
> add a new line along these lines:
> UUID=<new UUID from ls>  /data<file system type, e.g. ext4>
> defaults,users 0 0
*I have a question for you, where do you come up with the -Flai, where 
is this command listed and where did you get it from...???



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