/media directory weirdness

Kevin DeKorte kdekorte at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 19:23:03 UTC 2010

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On 07/07/2010 01:22 PM, Ankur Sinha wrote:
> hi,
> I'm using a Seagate USB hard drive which is divided into 3 partitions, 2
> ext3 and one NTFS. There is new very weird behavior when it comes to
> directories in the /media folder. 
> The partition names are:
> Ankur_backup, Stuff, NTFS Temp
> at times when I plug in my external HDD, the /media dir has
> Ankur_backup, Stuff, NTFS Temp (all empty)
> Ankur_backup_ , Stuff_ , NTFS Temp_ ( with the files in them)
> Is this a known issue? I *always* safely remove the HDD. The trouble is
> that I can't exactly reproduce what causes these bogus folders to stay.
> At times, safely removing the HDD and unplugging the HDD leaves no dirs
> in /media, but again, sometimes it leaves blank dirs.
> I came to realize this when rhythmbox failed to find my collection (all
> my music is in the HDD Ankur_backup partition). I checked to see if it
> was properly mounted and found the Ankur_backup and Ankur_backup_
> directories.
> Any help/pointers would be appreciated. At the moment, I manually remove
> the empty folders if I see them, and then plug in my HDD. 
> regards,
> Ankur

I've noticed this as well with my flash drives. (F13 fully up to date)


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