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Old 04-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #1
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What is the mount ?


Hello friends,
In recently,I am learning linux and i encountered a word "mount",at first, i think "mount" means that:"create an interface to use hard disk",for example,if i execute the command "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/test" successfully,that means the folder named "test" under /mnt is an interface of sda1,when i operate "test",in fact is operating the device "sda1",but after i read more documents about the mount,i realized i was wrong,and too many documents make me confused,now i can't distinguish the relationship of mount,partition and hard disk. someone can help?I need your help!!!
Thanks in advance!!!
best wishes!!!!!
 
Old 04-24-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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What you thought is close enough for day-to-day usage. From a terminal, try this (use q to quit the manpage) for a bit of "official" description
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man mount
 
Old 04-25-2013, 12:36 AM   #3
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In simple words, in order to access some storage device, you need to create a directory and attach it to the storage device so you can utilize the storage. This process of attachment is called mounting and directory that has attached is called a mount or mount point.

For more details, check below links:
http://linux.die.net/man/8/mount
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesy.../html/mnt.html
http://fosswire.com/post/2007/04/uni...-mount-points/
 
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What you thought is close enough for day-to-day usage. From a terminal, try this (use q to quit the manpage) for a bit of "official" description
Code:
man mount
got it,thanks you very much!!!!
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In simple words, in order to access some storage device, you need to create a directory and attach it to the storage device so you can utilize the storage. This process of attachment is called mounting and directory that has attached is called a mount or mount point.

For more details, check below links:
http://linux.die.net/man/8/mount
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesy.../html/mnt.html
http://fosswire.com/post/2007/04/uni...-mount-points/
Thanks very much for your replied,you make me clearer about the concept of mount,and those site which your suggestion are very helpful!!!
Thanks again!!
best wishes!!
 
Old 04-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #6
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Hello friends,
In recently,I am learning linux and i encountered a word "mount",at first, i think "mount" means that:"create an interface to use hard disk",for example,if i execute the command "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/test" successfully,that means the folder named "test" under /mnt is an interface of sda1,when i operate "test",in fact is operating the device "sda1",but after i read more documents about the mount,i realized i was wrong,and too many documents make me confused,now i can't distinguish the relationship of mount,partition and hard disk. someone can help?I need your help!!!
Thanks in advance!!!
best wishes!!!!!
Look at Linux File System &
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Understanding UNIX/Linux file system:
Part I <- Understanding Linux filesystems
Part II <- Understanding Linux superblock
Part III <- An example of Surviving a Linux Filesystem Failures
Part IV <- Understanding filesystem Inodes
Part V <- Understanding filesystem directories
Part VI <- Understanding UNIX/Linux symbolic (soft) and hard links
Part VII <- Why isn’t it possible to create hard links across file system boundaries?
Rute Tutorial & Exposition is a good guide to help you understand things overall. I suggest that you look at links 2, 3, 7 & 9 below. Other links will help you learn specific topics.

LDP(1) below is a great resource to reference documents for overall learning of Linux specific topics. Learn to rely on this site for specific topics. Basically LDP is a archive of valuable informational Gnu/Linux topics.

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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5 Bash Reference Manual
6 Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7 Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8 LinuxSelfHelp
9 Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
10 Linux Home Networking
11 Virtualization- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!
Hope this helps!
 
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Welcome to LQ!


Look at Linux File System & Rute Tutorial & Exposition is a good guide to help you understand things overall. I suggest that you look at links 2, 3, 7 & 9 below. Other links will help you learn specific topics.

LDP(1) below is a great resource to reference documents for overall learning of Linux specific topics. Learn to rely on this site for specific topics. Basically LDP is a archive of valuable informational Gnu/Linux topics.

Hope this helps!
Thank you very much,it's very helpful and useful to a newbie of linux! Thanks again!!
best wishes!!!
 
  


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