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So I may be late to the party for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, but as someone who just upgraded from 12.04.02 Precise Pangolin, I found an important issue affecting my crontab: the path to external media devices such as the backup hard drive I have plugged into my machine has changed.

Previously, if I’d wanted to access the contents of the external disk SCALZI from the command-line, I would have simply gone to /media/SCALZI/; this, however, is no longer the case.  In the new scheme, this media mounts at /media/[username]/[device]/, so in the case above, I would instead go to /media/hilary/SCALZI/.

The more you know.

(Yes, I name my external media after authors.  I have, among my collection of flash drives, Scalzi, Asimov, Gaiman, Pratchett, and Pierce.)