Move from /media to /run/media/$USER

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Apr 18 00:02:17 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 16:39 -0500, John Morris wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-04-17 at 21:09 +0100, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > I don't think anyone would contest that /etc/fstab is a very old UNIX
> > way of doing things. =)
> Oh yes, but why do I have the notion we aren't supposed to be using
> fstab for removable media anymore?  

The clairvoyancy tool was turned down as an F17 feature, so I'm afraid I
can't say =)

> Google doesn't turn up anything
> positive to confirm that vague memory though.  If it is still safe to
> use fstab I'm a reasonably happy camper.

It is. As noted elsewhere in the thread, the evil udisks2 developer in
fact went to the extent of writing what is essentially an fstab GUI to
assist you in doing so.

> Still hold to my general objection that rearranging things yet again in
> a period of a couple of years, first from /mnt to /media and now again
> to /run/media/$USER is a bit much when for 90% of use cases it gains
> nothing and has a negative of additional user confusion.

Adam Williamson
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