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Just re-installed Ubuntu 12.03 server on my boot drive and it found my raid five array and assigned the following /dev/md/0 point.

I would prefer to relocate the mount point to dev/md0 /mnt/nas.

Is this possible and how best to accomplish?

Thanks in advance.


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You can rename the array in /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf. Just run (if you haven't done so already):

sudo mdadm -Es >> /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf

And then edit /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf and change the path from /dev/md/0 to /dev/md0.

Your raid5 array will now appear as /dev/md0 after rebooting your system.

You can then mount /dev/md0 to /mnt/nas:

  1. Create the directory:

    sudo mkdir /mnt/nas

  2. Then edit /etc/fstab and add the following line (replace ext4 by the format you used):

    /dev/md0 /mnt/data ext4 defaults 0 0

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Nik - thanks for your help. – Bob Sep 14 '12 at 11:13
One problem occured when mounting to /mnt/nas the the array icon no longer is diplayed on the launcher bar and does not show on on the left bar of the file system gui - any ideas? thanks Bob – Bob Sep 14 '12 at 11:23

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