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Old 05-03-2009, 01:08 AM   #1
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regarding mount concept

I want to know the concept behind how the NTFS(or any other file system for that matter) gets mounted on ext3(or any other file system)?
I mean, they are different file systems having different way to store the files and directory structure. What happens when we mount one file system on another.
Old 05-03-2009, 01:23 AM   #2
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The short answer is - you don't. Even if you mount an NTFS file system at /var/windata (where /var is an ext3fs partition or a directory on an ext3fs filesystem) this is only the mount point. The mount point is just a location where the data will appear to live, so the NTFS and ext3fs data don't get mixed up.


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