Jul 17, 2008

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

I recently suffered from this problem. I googled it and finally solved it.
This is a bug filed here.

I specified the mount point like "sata/160GB", expecting it to mount the device in "/media/sata/160GB". But the problem started here. The system expects only a word here with no slashes(/) in it. While mounting it just creates a folder which you provided, in /media and mounts the volume there.

And this is what I did:

Open gconf-editor in terminal:
$ gconf-editor
In the left panel:
Goto:
System -> Storage -> volumes

Here you will see the mount point you specified for the device.
Change it to just a single word (OR just remove it :) )
Thats it. Replug your device.

Enjoy!!!

EDIT:
1. Do not use sudo for this purpose.
See this comment by Anonym... (Thanx to Anonym) for detail.

2. Sometimes instead of System -> Storage -> volumes you may also get System -> Storage -> drives , depending upon what you messed up. The rest process is same.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you very much!!
now i can use my partition again. that rocks!

sata said...

Thanx

Anyon said...

Thank you so much....I can mount my PSP now.

Anonymous said...

You are the best. Thank you so much. Works perfectly.

N.B. Do NOT use "sudo gconf-editor". I did at first and then there were no "Volumes" entry.

Doughy said...

Thank you for posting this!

Anonymous said...

fantastic post! As a newbie to linux, I appreciate the help. Thank you so much.

NewStoic said...

10x, really 10x!!!!!!!

pamchi said...

Really thank's!!!!

esenoy said...

Hi, i have this problem, but I can't test the solution because... in gconf-editor I have no volumes folder! Only default optios and drive!
Any suggestion?

esenoy said...

Lol!
Solved 10 minutes ago with ntfs-config. Thanks anyway!

Petar said...

You just saved my day !

Anonymous said...

Thanks...
//Fredrik Uppsala

Priyanka said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Just started to think I have lost all my important data..... oh what a relief now!

Anonymous said...

Thanx Thanx Thanx!!!!!

myislanduniverse said...

Just thought you needed another THANK YOU!

Lammo said...

Yet another THANK YOU.

Anonymous said...

THANKS!!!!

Marcelo Escobal said...

Another one: thanks.

chino-vader said...

who told about ntfs-config, is a genius, thanks, sorry for my english

Guni said...

Thank you very much! I was lost and you saved me.

vinitb4u said...

hay guys if nothing works and imp. data on that drive just mount that drive to any directory get the backup of that :)

mounter said...

wow thank you man

SiR FrEaK ThE MiGhTy said...

Thanks a lot man!

You save my...head!

AlGhon said...

unset all key and it work.. thank you.

Redemption said...

Super Mega Thanks Man !!!!

Clark said...

Thanks a lot. I just had this problem in my new Jaunty, but I didn't have it before.

Fiorangela said...

grazie grazie grazie mille!

Anonymous said...

LIFE-SAVER!!!! God Bless! Thanks again.

Zhivko said...

Bravo!!
I lost 3 hours about that. Thank you!

Frazer said...

Thanks something so easy to fix it :)

Alfredo said...

Thanks, Muchas gracias amigo from Spain!

yagna said...

Thanx so much

sravanthi said...

Thank u so much

lukas_kmeto said...

GOD BLESS YOU MAN!

Ronaldo said...

You saved my days, amigo... Thanks!!!

Saudações do Brasil! (Greetings from Brazil!)

Anonymous said...

Special thanks for your help.
You wrote it very simple and informative.

I am a newbie and your post helped me to solved my big problem :) Thanks!!!

charan said...

Thanks a ton.Now my system detects my I pod. However though I am able to play the songs in my I pod, my I pod shows that there are no songs in the I pod i.e. My I pod does not read anything. Could you help me with this.

drivetime said...

Much grass!! Problem solved.
I just started having this issue - googled and your link came up as #1, and I was expecting to see an Ubuntu link.