What happened to nautilus drive/volume properties?

Asked by Thomas Koster on 2010-01-24

I need to specify the mount point for an external hard drive as the default (/media/9684530C8452EE6D) is not acceptable (I need to refer to the mount point on the command-line, scripts, etc.). This used to be a snap on the Volume property page in nautilus. However, recently it seems the 'Volume' and 'Drive' tabs on the nautilus property pages for removable media have completely disappeared. Where did they go? If they've been removed, how can I modify this setting now? If the answer is to head over to gconf-editor or /etc/fstab then I'll be very annoyed...

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Doug McMahon (mc3man) said : #1

While you may be able to take care of in gconf, what would be better is to give your external drive a new volume label, then the mount point would be /media/<volume label>

You can do this easily in gparted (karmic, lucid)
I believe the drive may need to be unmounted to change label, if so gparted may take a while to search the drive/partition - just wait it out.

Do use something simple, no spaces and or special characters

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