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I've installed raspbmc, but from what I've seen it's based on raspbian, so this might go for raspbian too.

I've connected a USB hard-drive. Most of the time, it will be automatically mounted on /media/usb0, to which /media/usb is a symlink.

My problem is in that most. What is the best way to have the drive mounted at boot at the same mountpoint?

I did some looking around. Can I use /dev/disk/by-label in /etc/fstab or will that clash with the automatic mounting, which sometimes doesn't work?

  • Hi Chris. Mount by label or uuid should work fine, however it means it will only mount at boot. Is that what you want? – Jivings Oct 20 '12 at 15:49
  • I want it to at least be mounted at boot. Right now sometimes it won't get mounted. And reconnecting it might mount it at /media/usb1, invalidating all media paths stored in the database. – Chris Wesseling Oct 22 '12 at 6:22
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I use /dev/disk/by-id without any issues, so I suggest you use that.

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  • This is the best way. These links are updated by udev upon detecting devices. – Nakedible Oct 29 '12 at 11:04

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