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My external HDD currently automatically mounts at a certain name, let's say /media/500GB hard drive. I wish to make it mount at a different location, for example /media/500GB_HDD.

I have looked inside disk utility, and have been able to change the label of the partition, but not change the name of the mount point. I have attempted to unmount and remount in terminal:

$  sudo mount -t hpfs /dev/sdc2 /media/500GB_HDD/
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc2,
   missing codepage or helper program, or other error
   In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
   dmesg | tail  or so

According to disk utility, the type is HFS+.

What can I do to change the hard drive's mount point?

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Use hfsplus as fs type instead of hpfs [hpfs for ntfs].

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For fat32 drives, Ubuntu uses the filesystem label as name for the mountpoint. I don't know if HFS+ even has filesystem labels or how to change them if it does, but that's the route I'd try to follow.

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Thanks. I have changed the label of the partition, but it hasn't seemed to change the mountpoint. – Bill Cheatham Jan 28 '13 at 12:46
Pity, then I have no idea :( – Dennis Kaarsemaker Jan 28 '13 at 12:48

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