sorry about the ambiguity. I was talking about the GParted live cd which includes GParted along with a file manager, and command line with limited tools.
The reason I am having issues mounting anything is because since I am using a live cd I cannot necessarily create new directories (ie places to mount) anywhere I want. So far I have successfully found a mountable directory in /mnt/mnt but that is only good for mounting one mount point. I don't know where another is using this live cd and I was wondering if anyone who has experience using this great tool has successfully mounted two different filesystems at once.
To me this sounds like a silly question, but the last time I looked I only did see one place possible to mount something. You would think that I could just add another directory to /mnt but I cannot do this.
You are right, however, that you would not normally use this tool to mount anything (unless of course mounting is necessary for manipulating partitions). I just thought that it would be convienent if I could also use this tool for backing up selected files as well.