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Old 06-07-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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newbie file structure questions

I got a printout of linux file structure and checked the /mnt directory on my box, i discovered that it only displays floppy, where did the cd go, i had actually used the cd to install linux.

is /dev where all the device drivers are stored.
Old 06-07-2004, 07:11 PM   #2
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/mnt is just the place where the directories that tend to become mount points are stored.
if you want another point just "mkdir /mnt/whatever"
but you have to then use the mount command to actually link some file system with the point, like this:
mount -t fat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
/dev/fd0 is the device that represents the first floppy drive
note that you also have preconfigured mount points in /dev/fstab, which will simplify the above command into
mount /mnt/floppy
The dev directory stores links into the drivers. /dev/fd0 is your floppy drive. /dev/hda1 is the first partition on your primary master drive (assuming ATA/EIDE of course) /dev/sound/dsp or /dev/dsp is your sound card. They are not themselves the drivers. The loadable drivers are stored in /lib/modules/$KERNEL_VERSION.
Old 06-08-2004, 07:19 AM   #3
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thanks for the info


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