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#1 2013-08-22 03:19:29

rml
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Registered: 2012-02-10
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[SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

i just tried to play an m3u file that i had created very recently.  it used to work.  this time when i tried to play it it couldn't find any of the files.  i knew the files were still on those external hard drives, so i checked the path, and it's different than it used to be!

what used to be

/media/seagate/d/Dusty Springfield

is now

/media/ryan/seagate/d/Dusty Springfield

same with my other external drive.  what was once /media/maxtor/... is now /media/ryan/maxtor

why did that happen and how can i change it back so that i don't have to edit all the playlists i've created?

ryan is my user name

/home/ryan is my home folder

thank you!

Last edited by rml (2013-08-25 05:35:16)

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#2 2013-08-22 04:15:44

jmad2011
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From: newton falls ohio
Registered: 2011-12-25
Posts: 344

Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

you could always make the dir then just mount the drive there


mkdir  /media/seagate/   

 

then

 sudo mount /dev/sdX  /media/seagate

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#3 2013-08-22 04:35:53

rml
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

thanks.  is that something i would have to set up to do every boot?  what about when i don't have them plugged in when i boot but plug them in later?

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#4 2013-08-22 05:25:30

jmad2011
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From: newton falls ohio
Registered: 2011-12-25
Posts: 344

Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

just run the mount /dev/sdX  /media/segate when you plug it in


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#5 2013-08-22 07:16:33

lwfitz
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From: Monrovia, CA
Registered: 2012-01-19
Posts: 886
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

sudo apt-get install disk-manager

Last edited by lwfitz (2013-08-22 07:19:42)

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#6 2013-08-22 12:31:04

rml
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

okay, thank you.   does anybody have any idea why this changed in the first place?

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#7 2013-08-22 14:49:32

lowrider
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-09-10
Posts: 749

Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

as a short fix you can symlink /media/seagate to /media/ryan/seagate and do the same with your other devices.
this should make your m3u files work again.

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#8 2013-08-23 14:48:25

rml
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

thanks everybody.  does anybody know why this happened in the first place?

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#9 2013-08-23 16:25:12

lwfitz
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

^ Your welcome. Thats a really good question and Im not totally sure  hmm

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#10 2013-08-23 20:21:50

arclance
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Registered: 2012-03-29
Posts: 987

Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

^ That is the behavior of udisks2 as patched by Debian (unpatched is /run/media/username).
Updates to gnome related packages have started to pull that in.

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#11 2013-08-23 20:43:47

lwfitz
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

Right on, thanks for the explanation arclance.

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#12 2013-08-23 21:08:08

lowrider
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-09-10
Posts: 749

Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

so it is related to udisk2 right? i noticed this behavior when i dist-upgrade my sid #!. well, no biggie for me. other distros goes the same way nowadays. thx for the clearance...

Last edited by lowrider (2013-08-23 21:09:47)

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#13 2013-08-25 01:39:06

rml
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

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#14 2013-08-25 01:51:11

arclance
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

Removable media mounted in the user's session, such as hot-plugged USB drives, will be mounted in a user-specific directory.
Mount points are provisioned in /run/media/$USER/ with permissions allowing $USER exclusive access. 

Last edited by arclance (2013-08-25 02:04:23)

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#15 2013-08-25 05:33:14

rml
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Re: [SOLVED] path to external hard drives changed

sweet!  i use spacefm too, so i read about udevil and installed it, set up kernel polling, and now things are back to the way they should be wink

thanks arclance and everybody for your help.
SoLvEd

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