file system media folder essentially empty?

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elmarts
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file system media folder essentially empty?

Post by elmarts » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm

I'm a bit confused. I see all my partitions under /mnt with the usual long alphanumberic string labeling them. But under /mount I thought I was supposed to see my partitions with their labels (that I give them via the disk utility), but they are not there. All I see are 2 folders: one called under my username called datafiles (empty) and one called root, which I cannot enter. Shouldn't I see the user friendly partition folders here?
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Re: file system media folder essentially empty?

Post by djph » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:59 pm

As far as I understand it (because I don't use 'disks'), if you mount things from there, they get stuck in /mnt.

"/mount" sounds like something you created on your own.

"automounts" (e.g. plugging in a USB Key) would typically be added as "/media/username/drive-uuid-string-here"

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Re: file system media folder essentially empty?

Post by Larry78723 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:00 pm

Are you talking about partitions on a second drive or other partitions on your boot drive?
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Re: file system media folder essentially empty?

Post by gm10 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:14 pm

elmarts wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Shouldn't I see the user friendly partition folders here?
You can change a mount point in the Disks tool by clicking on a partition in question, then on the cogs icon, and finally on Edit Mount Options... Make sure that User Session Defaults at the top is not checked, but that Mount at system startup is.

Note that while you can mount your partitions anywhere you want, if you're using Timeshift and you did not mount them under /mnt or /media, then you will usually want to manually add the mount point as an exclude filter in Timeshift's settings. Otherwise Timeshift will include it in its snapshots and potentially fill up the partition you store the snapshots to. That happens quite often around here. ;)
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