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Old 08-17-2004, 07:58 AM   #1
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Can somebody create a nount point after Linux installation?

I have been searching the answer for a long time and it's negative, but i'd like to confirm it. However, if the answer is yes i'd like to know how can i do it?
I use Suse 9.1
Old 08-17-2004, 08:12 AM   #2
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You mean create a mount point? Like for a second hard drive? The answer is of course yes.

mkdir /mnt/mountpoint

That's it! Now getting a device mounted to that mount point is done like this...

mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/mountpoint
Old 08-17-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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of course you can.. you can do almost anything.. for example, when I bought USB flash disk, I simply made dir /mnt/usb and added it to /etc/fstab. Mount point is nothing more than directory. If you want to make new mount point, simply create directory and add entry to /etc/fstab (man fstab)
Old 08-17-2004, 08:15 AM   #4
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Of course you can do it. For example, I want to mount my new slave hard drive (so it's seen as /dev/hdb1). So first I create a directory as a mount point:
mkdir -p /mnt/data
Then you need to know which type of partition, your disk use... and be sure that your running kernel support this type of FS. For example, I use vfat, so I'll type:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/data
and that's OK.
Then if you want Linux to do this operation each time it boots, you have to add your mount point into /etc/fstab file

Old 08-17-2004, 11:35 AM   #5
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Thanks i hadn't understood that a mount point is just a directory.


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