/etc/fstab I have the line
UUID=c99...04c4 /media/myExtDrive ext4 defaults,user,nobootwait 0 0
for my external hard drive. But when I plug it in and try to mount it with the DeviceNotifier of my KDE Plasma 5, I get the message that the device cannot be mounted. This was no problem in my Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE 4. When I delete the above line in
/etc/fstab, the DeviceNotifier is able to mount the hard drive - however to
/media/user/myExtDriveName instead to
/media/myExtDrive as I wish. How do I need to configure the line in
/etc/fstab so that it will be mounted automatically if present, but still allows me to use the DeviceNotifier to mount to
EDIT 1: I just tried to mount the external hdd with
sudo mount --all with the line in
fstab, but that did not allow me to mount either. Not quite sure why.
EDIT 2: In Kubuntu 14.04, the folder
/media/myExtDrive had to be created. Now, I also created
/media/myExtDrive. If I don't I get the error message, did get the message that it is missing. But somehow I am not quite sure anymore in which situation and have trouble reproducing this.
EDIT 3: When trying to mount with
sudo mount -va I get
Incorrect filesystem type, invalid options,
/dev/sdd1superblock is damaged, encoding page missing or some other error.
However, I do not have any issues mounting to
/media/user/myExtDriveName if I remove the above line in
/etc/fstab and mount via DeviceNotifier.
Whether I have the folder
/media/myExtDrive created beforehand or not seems not to make any difference either way.
tail -f /var/log/messages just returns that the file
/var/log/messages cannot be found and thus can't be opened.