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unibroker
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Re: backup error; mount name change

Thanks for the response. My external drive sits in a bay so that when the system is booted it is automatically mounted. Currently the 2 original, unreadable partitions are not mounted and right-clicking them does not give options to mount/unmount.



jimkyle
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Are we talking about actual partitions, or mount points? My presumption was that the unreadable items are mount points. If that's the case, once you have done a successful umount on the drive itself, and physically disconnected it, those unreadable mount points cannot damage the drive's content so it should be safe to delete them. The successful umount should take care of making certain the actual drive's contents are safely written out. If you get any kind of error, stop there and yell for help.

If umount succeeds, use the CLI "rm" command, rather than Nautilus, to remove the unreadable mount points so that they don't get shuttled into your "trash" area. Once they are gone, you should be able to rename the working mount points to remove the trailing underscore and be back to normal operation.
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unibroker
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My ext drive has 1 partition each for my WinXP and Ubuntu files (I am dual boot). Both have the same underscore issue. Gparted shows the mount points of each with the underscore present. The original name without the underscore is absent. I have normal backup operations as long as I use the one containing the underscore.



jimkyle
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In that case I would not try to rename the working mount points, but would just leave them alone. You might, however, need to edit /etc/fstab to make it match what gparted is showing.
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Jim Kyle


unibroker
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The only reason to delete the original was if it was occupying significant space which I doubt. Need to review the cli commands to see if there is one for file size. Thanks for all of your input.



jimkyle
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You've got the best guys in the business helping you in the Ubuntu forums; OldFred in particular knows the system quite well. And Cheesemill's contribution is a great way to head off troubles...
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Jim Kyle


unibroker
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I've had great luck at both this forum and Ubuntu. There are some great resident linux wizards here.



jimkyle
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True! I hope they got your problems solved.
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Jim Kyle