Originally Posted by walidsi
It is not homework
It is just a question from someone who is not familiar with Linux and needs to understand what these commands will do to a server I own.
There is NOTHING in your question that doesn't look like a homework/course exercise. Even the phrasing looks like an assignment, verbatim.
Sorry If I said it is a "script" when it isn't.
The "mount" concept is not applicable to Windows where all my experience is. That is why I do not understand what the different "mount" commands are ultimately trying to achieve.
What is the purpose of these steps? what are they trying to accomplish? and what is the purpose of steps 5 to 8?
First...AIX is NOT
Linux. They aren't even close to each other. So if you're trying to learn Linux and you're using AIX to do it, you're in for a shock when you move over. SOME of the commands are the same...MANY are not.
And I'll go with other posters here...there is a mountain of information on Google about the 'mount' command, that very clearly explains what it does. Simply, it takes a device, and makes it ready for the system to use it. From a very-easy-to-find Wikipedia article:
Step 6 tells you to copy files...you don't know what copying means?
Step 7 tells you to make it read only...again, seems VERY self-explanatory. It's telling you that you can ONLY READ it, when you set that attribute
Step 8 tells you to mount the new device.