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Old 11-24-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu /media question


ok, I have been using linux for a while, mostly mandrake and slack, so i had a question about this: in ubuntu, there is a /media/ dir, on the root, that contains links to folders in the same directory. whats up with this?
 
Old 11-24-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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/media is sometimes used as an alternative to /mnt, i.e. where cdroms get mounted to
 
Old 11-24-2004, 05:55 PM   #3
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thanks for the info, i am aware of that, i was wondering why the link was there.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 06:37 PM   #4
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well it'd help if you said what links are going where then wouldn't it?
 
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Re: Ubuntu /media question

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ok, I have been using linux for a while, mostly mandrake and slack, so i had a question about this: in ubuntu, there is a /media/ dir, on the root, that contains links to folders in the same directory. whats up with this?

must not have been clear enough then.

in the /media dir, there is a object, say floppy

so /media/floppy

but there is also a link

/media/floppy -> floppy
 
  


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