how to change behavior for auto mount of usb drives in 14.04

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Nov 10 15:29:33 UTC 2014

On 10 November 2014 15:22, Linda <haniganwork at> wrote:
> I am not sure what the correct terminology is for what I want to do so I'm
> having trouble searching for a solution. In 12.04 if I put in a usb drive it
> automounted it as /media/drivename. Now in 14.04 it mounts drives as
> /media/username/drivename.  I have a ton of scripts that use
> /media/drivename. Is there a way to change the behavior of automount so it
> goes back to mounting drives as  /media/drivename ?

If you cannot find how to do it (or if it is not possible) then if it
is always the same drivename (or a limited set) you could use a link
/media/drivename to the new location.


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