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    sudden change to UUID screwing up my script

    Suddenly on a old installation of Mandriva my 2 external usb drives now automount using the UUID numbers instead of mounting in /media/disk like they use to.

    The problem is that i run a few scripts on those disk and the scripts rely on the drive to mount in /media/disk (not /media/bc0aa003-e03d-4091-a62f-d19aa8ef2a91).

    Yes i could easily modify those script but i am just curious what cause this sudden change and how i could revert to the old way.

    The change seems to have happened after a routine Mandriva update.

    Oh! and when i powered up the usb drives, Nautilus opened, (but i normally use Dolphin in kde4). That problem is fixed now.

    Still curious on how to not using UUID's.

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    I would let the distro to use UUID when it is installed. However if something goes wrong I normally use /etc/fstab to mount the device using the traditional device names.

    Not a fan of UUID myself.
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    The UUID is meant to be used as a way to identify that disc, even if it is plugged into a different port next time, so that it can still be mounted at the same spot, not to be the name of the mount point. Was /media/disc a mountpoint you set up, or was that a Mandriva default? If it was a default, then it would make sense to be subject to a changed default by an update.
    You can give the disc an fstab line to recognize the disc (by UUID if you want, which might be a good idea for a USB drive) and mount it at your choice of mount point. There should be graphical utilities that can help, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pafnoutios View Post
    The UUID is meant to be used as a way to identify that disc, even if it is plugged into a different port next time, so that it can still be mounted at the same spot, not to be the name of the mount point. Was /media/disc a mountpoint you set up, or was that a Mandriva default? If it was a default, then it would make sense to be subject to a changed default by an update.
    You can give the disc an fstab line to recognize the disc (by UUID if you want, which might be a good idea for a USB drive) and mount it at your choice of mount point. There should be graphical utilities that can help, too.
    I am just a bit old fashion and did not like the unwanted change to my setup.
    But i modified my scripts with the UUID,s and like you said it make more sense like this in case the drives get mounted somewhere else.
    Last edited by Davno; 03-02-2012 at 10:01 PM.

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