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Re: [opensuse] Mounting removable media into fixed mount points?
On 2016-06-06 08:45, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Mikhail Ramendik <> wrote:

OpenSUSE Leap with KDE mounts removable media into unique paths like

This is good when one wants to use a GUI, but not great for accesing a
CD/DVD or USB flash drive using a command line.

Is there a way to also mount them, as aliases, into fixed mount
points, such as /media/dvd or /media/flash?

The only way known to me is to add these devices to /etc/fstab (be
sure to have noauto,nofail then).


You will need to authenticate mount
as root (or change polkit configuration). You could also consider
using autofs on these devices.

There is another method, to mount them automatically on /media/label,
which I know works on 13.1

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:23:25 -0400
From: Greg Freemyer <>
Cc: Opensuse Mailinglist <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [opensuse] opensuse12.3 - cannot make ext drive available
to all users


2) Create:


With rule (contents):

that's a one liner and the file name can be anything that starts with 99.

3) restart udisks (there is a command I don't remember, or you can just

Details for this are in a bugzilla, but I don't have the bnc# handy.


I found that the bugzilla was 809837

The caveat is that sometimes the mountpoint is not cleared, because
/media is no longer a /tmpfs, but a "real" directory you create manually.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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