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Mounted locations have changed name

Postby gibbs1984 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:25 am

OK so turned my computer on today and noticed that the names of the mounted drives have changed name.

In this screenshot you can see that they're called sda1, sda2 and sdb1 but they used to be called Expansion Drive, 52gb drive etc.

Does anyone know how to change the names of them as they look weird now, I've right clicked them and gone to Properties but you can't change anything.

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Re: Mounted locations have changed name

Postby altair4 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:52 am

They are changing mountpoint even though you have them automount?

Please post the output of the following commands:
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cat /etc/fstab

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sudo blkid -c /dev/null
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Re: Mounted locations have changed name

Postby gibbs1984 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:12 pm

altair4 wrote:They are changing mountpoint even though you have them automount?

Please post the output of the following commands:
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cat /etc/fstab

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sudo blkid -c /dev/null

Yeah, they still point to the same place:

sdb1 - External hard drive
sda2 - Windows 7 partition
sda1 - No idea really, something to do with my Windows 7 partition but I can't see any of my data like I can with the sda2 partition

Output of cat /etc/fstab:

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steve@steve-System-Product-Name ~ $ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=df1bcfec-770e-440d-951f-a607f7f8604f /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /home was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=ff73aafb-ce2a-4b30-83ef-0db8fbb9820d /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=64d9749e-b098-4ae5-bba1-612d75ecba12 none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
steve@steve-System-Product-Name ~ $


Output of sudo blkid -c /dev/null:

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steve@steve-System-Product-Name ~ $ sudo blkid -c /dev/null
[sudo] password for steve:
/dev/sda1: LABEL="RECOVERY" UUID="46509D79509D7083" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda2: UUID="DA668DEA668DC829" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda5: UUID="64d9749e-b098-4ae5-bba1-612d75ecba12" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda6: UUID="df1bcfec-770e-440d-951f-a607f7f8604f" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda7: UUID="ff73aafb-ce2a-4b30-83ef-0db8fbb9820d" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sr0: LABEL="FM2011" TYPE="udf"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Expansion Drive" UUID="24C49FABC49F7E2C" TYPE="ntfs"
steve@steve-System-Product-Name ~ $
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Re: Mounted locations have changed name

Postby gibbs1984 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:23 pm

OK, so I tried to unmount one of the devices and got the following error.

I've only run updates from the Update Manager so I don't know why this has all suddenly changed...

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Re: Mounted locations have changed name

Postby gibbs1984 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:12 pm

Hmm weird.

Restarted my computer and now my mounts are back to normal, something must have happened on that boot. I'll keep an eye on it to see if it keeps happening as it might be a one off.

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Re: Mounted locations have changed name

Postby altair4 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:16 pm

EDIT: Posted past each other. If it's fixed now don't mess with things. If it ain't broke .....

Well, there is something definitely odd about these two
/dev/sda1: LABEL="RECOVERY" UUID="46509D79509D7083" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Expansion Drive" UUID="24C49FABC49F7E2C" TYPE="ntfs"

They should be showing up as "Recovery" and "Expansion Drive". But either way none of them should be showing up as sdxy.

All I would suggest is that you have all the internal ntfs partitions defined in fstab so they mount to their proper names or at least ones that you create for them.

[1] Create mount points for the 2 internal NTFS partitions:
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sudo mkdir /media/Recovery
sudo mkdir /media/Win7

[2] Add the following lines to the end of /etc/fstab:
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UUID=46509D79509D7083 /media/Recovery ntfs defaults,noauto 0 0
UUID=DA668DEA668DC829 /media/Win7 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,uid=1000,umask=000,windows_names 0 0

[3] If you currently have sda1 or sda2 mounted unmount them.
[4] The run the following command to test for syntax errors and mount the partitions to their new mount points:
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sudo mount -a


That should take care of the 2 internal ntfs partitions - doesn't fix the external one showing up incorrectly though.

BTW, the "RECOVERY" partition I have set as "noauto" in fstab so it shouldn't mount and shouldn't show up anywhere. Shouldn't be going in there anyway.
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Re: Mounted locations have changed name

Postby gibbs1984 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:27 pm

Thanks for taking the time to help me though altair4 :)

If it happens again I may try what you suggested below but like you say whilst it's working I won't try and fix it ;)
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