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Hi, I am having trouble with my media stored on an external hdd which hopefully someone can advise on..

When I plug it in while the system is running, it appears as "/media/My Passport" however if plugged in when the system starts up, it is at "/media/sdb1"

Since surely the "/media/sdb1" may depend on what other USB devices are plugged in, is there a way to always ensure the same mount point, no matter when it is plugged in?

I am guessing using UUID may help, but I am not sure what to do. Anyone else have this problem or a solution?

hi markh86
do you get any help or solution?
I got the same problem.
In the terminal you have to type: sudo blkid
There you can find the UUID. For a permanent mounting you have to create in the folder "media" a mount point like: mkdir "MyExternal" and then add these informations in the /etc/fstab file. With other informations like user information you can create a line like:

UUID=XXXXXXXXX /media/MyExternal ntfs defaults 0 0