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I have an external drive mounted that I want to mount at /media/Storage. I used disk utility and then gparted as per to change the label of the drive to "Storage." Whenever the drive mounts, however, it mounts at a location like /media/STORAGE_x. It has also been STORAG_x, and I think a "~u" was appended once. I really want it to be loaded explicitly at "/media/Storage". Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Link to gparted picture - sorry not enough rep to include it directly.

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You are using 12.04 or 12.10? – Anwar Shah Oct 1 '12 at 16:28
I am using 12.04. – Sam Copeland Oct 1 '12 at 16:55
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I think, your problem is with a bad FAT partitiion. Try formatting the partition using Disk-utility and give it a name too. Then mount the drive.

I think, you have already a folder in /media with the name Storage.

  1. First remove the external drive

  2. Then remove the folder

    sudo rmdir /media/Storage

  3. Then insert the external drive again.

I think, it should solve the problem.

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Many thanks for the suggestion, Anwar. Currently, only STORAGE_x shows up in my /media folder, but I did try umount and rmdir for /media/Storage and was told they did not exist. I also restarted, and my drive mounted at /media/STORAGE_x again. – Sam Copeland Oct 1 '12 at 15:19
@SamCopeland See the update. – Anwar Shah Oct 1 '12 at 16:59
True, reformatting solves it. It is properly mounted in /media/Storage now. Just have to copy the data back now. Many thanks! – Sam Copeland Oct 1 '12 at 17:57
@Sam Welcome.. glad to hear it helps. Thanks – Anwar Shah Oct 1 '12 at 18:05

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