mount_point cannot contain the following characters: newline, G_DIR_SEPARATOR (usually /)

Can’t Mount Drive in Ubuntu Linux 8.10. Cannot mount volume. Unable to mount the volume.

mount_point cannot contain the following characters: newline, G_DIR_SEPARATOR (usually /)

After a power outage it seems something got screwed up with my drive mounting.
I got this error when I decided to access my 500gig drive on my ubuntu linux desktop. A quick google and I found the solution.

Type this into the terminal:


codytaylor@desktop:~$ gconf-editor

Looks like a linux regedit a little eh? Scary.

Go to System -> Storage -> drives.

This will show you the value of the mount point. Change it to only one word without any slashes.
Thats it. For me it put it in as /media/disk-4 but it showed up properly in all the menus. I wish it would just auto mount so I don’t have to reconfigure sharing every time this happens.

-Cody Taylor

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