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I have been facing a new and annoying problem after installing Apache2 on my new 12.10 distribution.

I have done this at least 20 times before with older distributions and had no problems up until now.

The partition on my external drive is named EXT4. Until now it was mounted as: /media/EXT4 and was perfectly functioning when I changed DocumentRoot in sites-available to read:

DocumentRoot /media/EXT4/www

In my Ubuntu 12.10 distribution it is mounted as: /media/USERNAME/EXT4 which seems unreadable by Apache.

I gathered if I somehow force Ubuntu to do as before (mount at /media/EXT4) it might work. I've already tried everything else, such as chmod, chgrp and chown.

Manifestation of the problem: localhost/index.php returns a 403 error.

Any help would be appreciated!

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You need to modify your /etc/fstab file specifying the mount point you wish.

Open a terminal and type sudo blkid. Identify the partition and copy its UUID.

Then gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

Add a line like this:

UUID=your-UUID-here /media/EXT4               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1

Reboot or run sudo mount -a and you're done.

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