Media directory filled with un-deletable/unmountable folders

Is this how /run/media/francis/ is supposed to look?
Yes, i know ‘francis’ doesn’t exist on others system.


# /dev/nvme0n1p3
UUID=998aa4da-bcc9-4a9c-a640-b7ce4eb9da5f	/         	ext4      	rw,noatime	0 0

# /dev/nvme0n1p2
UUID=7e812bcb-5e2b-4d2e-a9bc-bf1f08e050ee	/home     	ext4      	rw,noatime	0 0

# /dev/nvme0n1p1
UUID=6F85-087F      	/boot/efi 	vfat      	rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro	0 0

UUID=fc6008e0-4b65-4d96-b4be-faa1b5a869af 	/run/media/francis	ext4	defaults,noatime	0 0

Those Anything folders is a partition on my HDD same goes for PS3 folder but that’s for my flash drive and the random number(beginning) is my SSD.
Each time any of the aforementioned partition/device is mounted one of those file is created that’s why numeric’s are appended to it, unfortunately they aren’t removed when device is removed or system in turned off.

~ >>> inxi -Fxz                                                                                                                                                                     [130]
System:    Kernel: 5.11.18-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
           base: Arch Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire A515-43 v: V1.08 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: PK model: Grumpy_PK v: V1.08 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.08 date: 04/07/2020 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 33.6 Wh (85.9%) condition: 39.1/47.8 Wh (81.7%) volts: 11.8 min: 11.2 model: LGC AP18C8K 
           status: Discharging 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 cache: 
           L2: 1024 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 20769 
           Speed: 1320 MHz min/max: 1400/2600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1320 2: 1692 3: 1498 4: 1580 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Picasso vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: amdgpu v: kernel 
           bus-ID: 05:00.0 
           Device-2: Chicony HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1:2 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics (RAVEN2 DRM 3.40.0 5.11.18-1-MANJARO LLVM 12.0.1) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.6 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 05:00.1 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI 
           driver: snd_pci_acp3x v: kernel bus-ID: 05:00.5 
           Device-3: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus-ID: 05:00.6 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.18-1-MANJARO running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.33 running: no 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8168 
           v: 8.048.03-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:3 
           Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes 
           address: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.03 TiB used: 808.09 GiB (76.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN520 SDAPNUW-128G-1014 size: 119.24 GiB temp: 42.9 C 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20.96 GiB used: 18.89 GiB (90.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 
           ID-2: /boot/efi size: 98.4 MiB used: 150 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 
           ID-3: /home size: 95.25 GiB used: 75.06 GiB (78.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 
Swap:      Alert: No swap data was found. 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 54.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 259 Uptime: 1h 58m Memory: 5.8 GiB used: 2.8 GiB (48.3%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 
           Packages: 1419 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 inxi: 3.3.06
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Remove this from fstab

reboot and mount your external HDDs via Removable Storage options in Settings.

By the way

is EOL = end of life

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It’s internal HDD. I commented out the line but nothing changes also if you watch the video you might notice a folder francis in the midst of all those folder, that’s the folder i actually need mounted on start-up.

I’m using that because of a suspend issues, i think (can’t really remember why).

The main question remains, is the how that directory should look?

If that is the structure you have, then that it is because you so defined in fstab.

If you do not use fstab, the internal or external HDD mounted via the File Manager will mount it in

partitionLABEL can be empty tho, depending if you let it like that, so you define the name of that mountpoint by other means.

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You saw my fstab, they isn’t anything wrong with it from my view and the only line i added is the last one because it wasn’t getting mounted automatically.

Do you know how i can remove those folders or completely start over? It’s increasing everyday and i’m really getting frustrated.

I just explained

You will remove files and folder from your partition. Is your data, your decision what to do with it.

Have you boot from live media and see how is mounted there?

This was wrong:

/run is for Run-time variable data of the OS itself, not for fstab: that should be manually mounted in /media.

Therefore, please read this:

Especially the section Windows has drives, Linux has a hierarchical file system


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The files in that directory are proving difficult to delete, I’ve tried but the just remain there.

Nope, haven’t done that.

/media doesn’t exist on my system moreover a tut i saw gave the indication that it was outdated.


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That’s why I linked to the source of all truth in the tutorial I gave your previously and although you didn’t post a link to the video some random moron dude or dudette made, I can tell you he’s full of shit he’s incorrect… :grin:

The linked document is the official File System Hierarchy Standard created by the Linux Foundation itself that the creators of Manjaro, Ubuntu; RHEL, … use to create their distros.

I.E. This guy:

(I.E. not some random moron)

I rest my case, your honour!



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