Whenever I boot into Ubuntu, as soon as I login, I get a dialogue window pop up that says Couldn't find "/media/[long string here]". Please check the spelling and try again."
Upon looking at my
/etc/fstab file I found out that long string is actually the UUID of the root partition.
I also found out that exactly the same thing happens if I do
nautilus -q in the terminal. I then created a folder
/media/<long string here>. Now, instead of getting that error dialogue box, a regular nautilus window opens at that folder (on both situations described above).
It is clear that whenever the nautilus process starts (which happens on login and on
nautilus -q) it tries to access that folder instead of starting quietly. What's going on here, and how can I fix this? It doesn't really break anything else, it's just annoying.
Here is the output of
ls -al /dev/disk/by-uuid/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 180 2010-10-21 10:02 . drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 120 2010-10-21 08:02 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-10-21 10:02 221643331643076F -> ../../sda1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-10-21 10:02 34e5211a-ad8f-4ffe-b3f8-b70b767fd993 -> ../../sda5 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-10-21 10:02 4b41a6d6-0a8b-4ece-a7c4-712901fbf7b0 -> ../../sda8 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-10-21 10:02 7c1303c4-02c0-4970-b653-1c6bd78938fa -> ../../sda6 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-10-21 10:02 9480DE4180DE2A0E -> ../../sda2 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-10-21 10:02 c8c3aef2-360d-4fbc-ac31-a4e4dc57c110 -> ../../dm-0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2010-10-21 10:02 e08c11e3-1c5c-474c-a9d6-b7e7ba095fa7 -> ../../sda7
The fifth line of this output contains the UUID that nautilus keeps trying to open.
/dev/sda8/ is my root partition.
Here is the output of
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 /dev/mapper/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2 # / was on /dev/sda8 during installation, with UUID=4b41a6d6-0a8b-4ece-a7c4-712901fbf7b0. /dev/sda8 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 /dev/sda6 none swap sw 0 0
As you can see I've got an encrypted home partition, a swap, and a root partition on the fstab file. Again, that UUID on the tenth line is the one nautilus keeps trying to open as
Here's the error message I get, for reference: