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I have Upgraded Ubuntu from version 9.10 to 10.04. Now when I mount any of my extra hard disks the drive name gets an underscore appended to it, as shown below. Which obviously messes up all my pahts. How do I prevent\correct this?

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Look through your /media folder. My guess is that even when no drive is plugged in, its mountpoint exists. remove this (empty) directory (with the drive unplugged, just to be safe), with sudo rm -r /media/drivename. Hopefully that will fix it.

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...because the Gnome automounter creates a new /media/drivename mount point for stuff it automounts (and deletes it when unmounted). so if the default exists, the automounter will append the underscore to get a mount point that doesn't exist. (i suspect the existing mountpoint will be used if there's a corresponding /etc/fstab entry for it. but i haven't tested this theory.) – quack quixote May 4 '10 at 21:48

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