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Old 12-22-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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How to mount two HD to same mount point?


Is it even possible? I'd like to mount my two different hard drives to /home.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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That won't work. You can create a subdirectory in /home and use that as a mount point for one of the hard drives. Or even create two subdirectories under /home and use both as mount points, one for each hard drive.
 
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Is the reverse possible? For example mounting /home and /usr from one single partition?
 
Old 12-22-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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You would still have just one mount point, either /usr or /home, but you could make /home a symbolic link to /usr, so that a path through one takes you to the other.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 04:16 PM   #5
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Is the reverse possible? For example mounting /home and /usr from one single partition?
In fact if a user tells a Linux installer that there is only one partition to mount "/" every Linux installer will mount /boot, /home, /usr, /root..... as subdirectories of "/" in a single partition. I have installed over 100 of them and never met one objection.

If you want two hard disks for the same mounting point the right tool is called RAID.
 
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Mount means to "connect" a device to the filesystem (at a mount point). As stated, you cannot mount 2 devices in the same place. (How would the file system know which one to talk to?)

You CAN mount a single device to as many places as you like. There is no ambiguity--you are simply accessing the device thru multiple pathways.
 
  


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