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linux_blnk182 01-05-2005 06:18 PM

Mount? Partition? huh?
I need a simple definition of what these things are and what their used for


I know HOW to use them given a crash lesson on them.....

i just dont really know its used FOR
^^which is not good in the linux world :tisk:

I need to put the puzzle together to understand the whole concept of mounting....partitioning....etc

david_ross 01-05-2005 06:23 PM

Mount is a command used to mount a partition of a disk so that the filesystem can be read.

A partition is a section of a disk that usually contains a filesystem.

fdisk is a program used to manage the partitions on disks.

linux_blnk182 01-05-2005 06:29 PM now....
okay i kinda get it........would we need to mount a new partition so that other computers can see that new "drive" by NFS?

(not using ssh...we want to see file on computer B on a different computer on the network)

fdisk makes partitions.....and then mounting makes filesystems?

linux_blnk182 01-05-2005 06:37 PM


michaelk 01-05-2005 06:50 PM

In a nutshell,
fdisk creates partitions i.e. divides the disk into sections.
mkfs, mke2fs, mkreiserfs creates filesystems on partitions like ext2, ext3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs etc.
mount attaches filesystems to the file tree.

Have you googled yet?

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