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Re: mount question

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Mikkel L. Ellertson
<mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote:
> Aldo Foot wrote:
>> My understanding is that in /media the OS expects to find removable media
>> such as usb drives. The /mnt mount point is for nfs and local filesystems.
>> Those mount points are sort of "designated" places for specific filesystems.
>> Please shed some light if I'm wrong.
>> ~af
> My understanding is that /media is used as a mount point for things
> that are not found in /etc/fstab, and are detected by HAL. HAL
> mounts them there so the the console user can access them. The user
> normally can not create directories in /mnt.

That a great way of explaining what /media is for.

> This is different from automount, where the directories are already
> there. Automount mounts the specified file system when someone tries
> to access it.

Sort of "mount on demand"; meaning df -h will only show a cd or pen drive
until the user clicks on it to access it.


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