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Old 11-28-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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Where to mount 2nd and 3rd disks

I just got another hard drive (yay! after thanksgiving rebates) but I'm at a loss as to where to mount it. right now I have the main one that has all the stuff. then i made a /home2 for the second drive, which basically just has mp3s on it. and now I got this third one. It is mainly going to be used for network storage, like what the second drive (/home2) is. I was possibly thinking of mounting it to /net/shr (or share) but I think /net is typically meant for mounting network filesystems from other computers, i.e. a /mnt for network shares. So I'm afraid this may get confusing. Plus it's a 120 gb drive, so I was thinking of splitting it into three 40 gig partitions. so itwould end up being /net/shr1 /net/shr2 and /net/shr3

I tried searching and couldn't seem tofind anything that relates to this. I'm also looking for ideas on how others mount drives that will be used for network storage.
Old 11-29-2003, 12:38 AM   #2
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You can mount anywhere. No issues. Create partitions and mount it.


Old 11-29-2003, 04:32 PM   #3
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Hehe, guess I should have made that a little more clear. I know I can mount it anywhere I please, but I was wondering if there's any conventions for network storage. Like even though I can technically mount it in /etc/netstorage that does't follow the proper heirarchy (however you spell that) just like mouting it to /lib/mystuff isn't proper either, although I can mount it there if I so desire. I wanted to know where a proper location would be, though.
Old 11-29-2003, 05:13 PM   #4
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If you are going to share the information on the drive, you could make a /pub directory.

I have a partition on one of my drives that I set up for stuff I didn't want to clutter my home directory with. It is called /pub, and it has subdirectories like /pub/src (source code files) and /pub/doc (full download of the Linux Documentation Project HOWTOs, etc.)


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