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Rename mount point directory?

PostPosted: 4. Jun 2019, 01:41
by abcdefgh
Hello, All.
I managed to create a VHD and attach it to a Mint guest into which I've un-tarred the Palemoon browser. The mount point is
/media/mark/88c55591-ccd9-422c-8d91-0d23bc2bc353
Can I change the mount point to something that's not so tedious, such as
/media/mark/palemoon

'88c55591-ccd9-422c-8d91-0d23bc2bc353' is a UUID and those sometimes are magic, so I endeavor to be cautious. This forum is the place for cautious people like me who don't want to dive until they know how deep the water is.

This topic was not found in the User Manual.

With Regards, and Thanks, Mark.

Re: Rename mount point directory?

PostPosted: 4. Jun 2019, 06:28
by socratis
If you're using automount and you're in VirtualBox ≥ 6.0.0, you can define the mount point in the Shared Folder preferences. From ch. 4.3.2 Automatic Mounting:
When automatic mounting is enabled for a shared folder, the Guest Additions service will mount it for you automatically. For Windows or OS/2, a preferred drive letter can also be specified. For Linux or Oracle Solaris, a mount point directory can also be specified.

If you're using manual mounting, then it's up to you and the proper arguments of the 'mount' command.