I have 2 disks (system and data) in my computer. The data HDD has two partitions, one for media and one for private data (encrypted with veracrypt). The mount points are: /media/[myusername]/Media for media, and /media/veracrypt1 for my private data. So far so good.

The problem is, I replaced the the data HDD with a bigger one (same partitions), and now I cannot use my old mount point for the media partition. I can use /media/[myusername]/Media1, /media/[myusername]/Media2 and so on, but not /media/[myusername]/Media.

When i mount it into /media/[myusername]/Media, it is empty. The private data partition (mounted with veracrypt) works fine.

Does anyone know why and how to solve it?

Thanks in advance!

  • I had this issue once but I'll be darned if I can remember how I fixed it .. have you tried to delete the Media folder and then make it again? of course I mean the/media/[myusername]/Media folder – John Orion Dec 15 '17 at 12:01
  • yes, I deleted it, rebooted and tried again, but it doesn't work .... – zossima Dec 15 '17 at 12:12
  • are you mounting it through fstab or just manually mounting it? if mounting manually what is the error you get when you try to mount it to the mount point? – John Orion Dec 15 '17 at 12:13
  • i tried both - no errors, it seems to be a permission problem (I can access it as root), but only with the Media folder . I created it manually, changed the permissions and still cannot access it as user. Every other folder (Media1,..) works with user permissions – zossima Dec 15 '17 at 12:45
  • man I wish my memory was better .. this was the exact problem I had .. I could mount it but it was root accessible only ... I was using fstab to mount it .. it was something with the settings of fstab that caused it but .. again I cant for the life of me remember what the setting was or how I fixed it :( – John Orion Dec 15 '17 at 13:06

When mounting a NTFS drive using fstab you need to create the mount point and change permissions on the folder to 777 ..then add a line in your fstab like the following example:

UUID=<the drives uuid number> /path-to-mounting-point ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

UUID=F858A91658A8D522 /media/mountpoint ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

You can find the UUID by running sudo blkid

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