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Old 02-07-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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Question what is mount


Hello LQ folks
I am using linux in linux what is mounting? I am unable to know exatly meaning of mount. Why we use mount?
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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All files accessible in a Unix system are arranged in one big tree, the file hierarchy, rooted at /. These files can be spread out over several devices. The mount command serves to attach the file system found on some device to the big file tree.

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http://webtools.live2support.com/linux/mount.php

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Old 02-07-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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Hello LQ folks
I am using linux in linux what is mounting? I am unable to know exatly meaning of mount. Why we use mount?
Hi!

Also look here:
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/mounting.html
for some examples ...

Vas
 
Old 02-07-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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It's like this.. You have a folder say ~/documents where you keep all your important docs. You can make a partition where the mount point will be your ~/documents folder.. That will be the root / directory for your partition and this process is called mounting.. and ~/documents will be your mount point
 
  


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