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the proper term or definition is "To make a mass storage device available" is what a mount point is...
and of course you can use 100% of the hard drive space for linux, that is what its there for if nothing else will reside on it.
So how do i access the different mount points.. Let's say i install a system with the following partitions.. /, /var, /home, /tmp and a swap space. how can i access all the differnt partitions. In dos i just type c: or D: how does unix relate to dos?
well, depending on what your accessing, like if you install linux, and you created /, /var/, /home and /tmp... (really don't need to access swap, its only raw data anyways) usually these are added in the fstab file and mount automatically upon bootup, so all you have to do to get to them is change directories or cd, and /.
now usually your cdrom and floppy aren't automatically mounted at bootup, so to gain access to these, you have to mount them and then you can cd into their directory to access them.
Originally posted by trickykid now usually your cdrom and floppy aren't automatically mounted at bootup, so to gain access to these, you have to mount them and then you can cd into their directory to access them.
How do i mount my floppy and CD-Rom. What if i wanted them to be automatically mounted.
well, you can't mount them unless something is there to mount, like a floppy in the drive or cdrom.
you would use the mount command to mount, say you want to mount your cdrom an example would be:
$ mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom and a floppy:
$ mount /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy
Break it down further
mount is the command, /dev/cdrom is the device, the /dev directory is a list of devices on your machine lets say is the easiest way to descibe it... and the /mnt/cdrom is the directory it mounts to, to be able to view or read what is on each one, floppy or cdrom. take a look at your /etc/fstab file to see how your linux distro described both of these devices for you, sometimes it will call /dev/floppy as /dev/fd0 or something like that... and it will tell you what directory it has created for it as well. if there is no directory for either one, you can create one for them.. in the /mnt directory.