[PLUG] mount point of my SD card has changed on Ubuntu 9.10

Parag Shah adaptives at gmail.com
Tue Apr 27 11:52:55 IST 2010

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Parag Shah <adaptives at gmail.com> wrote:

> >> This is really wierd. Till yesterday the mount point of my SD card (on
> an
>>  >> Ubuntu 9.10 system) was /media/3034-2229 and today morning it has
>> become
>> >> "/media/BODY>?<_HTM".
>> >>
>> >> I don't believe I have done anything to mess this up, but still does
>> anyone
>> >> have any clues, what could I have done to create this mess?
>> >>  <http://blog.adaptivesoftware.biz>
>> >>
>> >
>> > Sorry to have missed out this detail - I am running Ubuntu through Wubi.
>> Don't know why Ubuntu changed the mount point.  You may not have
>> changed anything knowingly but  Ubuntu updates might have installed a
>> newer kernel or low level device managment software?
>> What kind of filesystem do you have on the SD Card.  I usually give a
>> "volume" name to each of my removable media.  Linux mounts it on
>> /media/<volume_name>
> Hi Arun,
> The filesystem type is VFAT.
> I had just started running an update when I noticed the problem.
> Unfortunately I did not check before starting the update, so I do not know
> if the update may have caused this, or if it was already present before I
> started the update.
> Interestingly I do not have an entry in /etc/fstab to auto-mount the SD
> card, yet it is auto-mounted. Are there any other scripts which auto-mount
> removable media?
> Is it possible that starting Nautilus auto-mounts external volumes?
> I am thinking of 2 things:
> 1. Either the volume's name has changed, and some script is picking up the
> mount point name from the volume's name
> 2. The script which auto-mounts the volume is corrupted ??
I installed GParted to determine the volune label of my SD card, and the
label has indeed changed. Not sure what could have changed the label.

I used mtools (mlabel) to rename the label to something more meaningful.

Thanks & Regards
Parag Shah

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