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Old 06-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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Talking /dev and mount

Is there a more user-friendly discription of the meaning behind /dev entries (or a link to some such)? I've always just sort of run these crytpic cantrips of mount this and that, to get at the cdrom drive, or to setup a new hard disk in fstab, but I never really understand why there are so many entries in /dev, say for something like /hda(*) and I'm curious why there are so many file-looking thingies in there.

Can someone explain the linux guts in a nice way?
Old 06-09-2011, 09:40 AM   #2
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