[PLUG] Mount command creates new folders

John Jason Jordan johnxj at gmx.com
Wed Oct 17 17:10:47 PDT 2018

On Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:25:42 -0700 (PDT)
Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> dijo:

>   I meant to ask what mount moints you have on /mnt.

None on /mnt. Everything is on /media/jjj. Except maybe the optical
drives; I'm not actually sure where they go. But they are not a problem
so I ignore them.

I think I have a solution. The man page for mount says that it goes
to /etc/fstab to find where it is supposed to mount things, so I
decided to do some serious editing of fstab. Here is my final version:

# / and /home were installed on /dev/sdb because it was faster than /dev/sda
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
UUID=27c11f6b-b443-417e-9853-12c99789d8d9 / ext4 errors=remount-ro,user 0 1
UUID=9a201393-e364-4d11-b372-877cded3b9cc /home  ext4 defaults,user 0 2 /media/jjj/Synology nfs auto,user 0 0
#so clients can see nfs share
/media/jjj /export/users none bind  0  0
#This line not added by me:
#/dev/disk/by-label/256GB-1 /media/jjj/256GB-1 auto
	nosuid,nodev,nofail,noauto,x-gvfs-show,x-gvfs-name=256GB-1 0 0
#For Data drive
UUID=f8b85f57-d7a6-4454-9939-7e21fb355bb4 /media/jjj/Data ext4
	errors=remount-ro,user 0 1
#For Movies USB device
UUID=50b66cfb-01ba-4c15-9f3c-5e9718c6f604 /media/jjj/Movies ext4
	errors=remount-ro,user 0 1

After saving fstab where I added the Data and Movies drives, I unmounted
both Data and Movies, and then did 'sudo mount -a'. It worked - both
drives were mounted where they belonged, not in Data1 or Movies1 as
sometimes happened in the past. 

I still don't know why mount would often take it upon itself to make a
new folder to mount the drive in, ignoring the folder that I specified
in the command. Like 'hey mount, what part of /media/jjj/Data did you
not understand?'

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