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Old 11-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Picking mount point for windows partition


During the Slackware (14.0) installation, it identified my windows partition and asked me if I would like to have it visible from linux. I picked yes and that everyone should have read-only access (even root). Now it asks me to pick a mount point for /dev/sda2 (my ntfs Windows partition):


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Now this partition must be mounted somewhere in your directory tree. Please enter the directory under which you would like to put it. For instance, you might want to enter /fat-c or /fat-d or something similar. NOTE: This partition won't actually be mounted until you reboot. Where would you like to mount /dev/sda2?
My question is a bit simple - do I need to mount it under / (i.e. /[name], for example /windows) or can I pick /mnt/windows. In essence, does it matter at all where I place or what I name this partition?

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Old 11-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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No it doesn't matter to much. The Unix file system is a lot more flexible than the Windows filesystem you're probably used of. I personally would not mount it in /mnt. /mnt is usually used for temporary mounted partitions and it may get in the way in the future.
Remember you do not have to mount it in an existing directory, you can create a new directory under '/', such as '/Windows'.
You could even mount it in your home directory if you wanted, /home/(user name)/Windows.
I hope that's been clear.
 
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Yes, thank you. That answered my question - I will put it under /windows.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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