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Re: mount question

Aldo Foot wrote:
On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 9:46 AM, Craig White <craigwhite azapple com> wrote:
Not true.  The ntfs module could be compiled with write abilities in
RH9.  It wasn't _reliable_ but it was there, and it didn't use udev.
udev really doesn't have anything to do with filesystems other than
potentially triggering a mount command.
you're right...the ability to mount ntfs r/w was indeed available way
back but the admonitions were clear that by doing so would likely damage
the filesystem. That sort of made a non-option.

I agree with the OP that it probably should mount an internal IDE drive
somewhere other than /media but I suspect that he originally mounted it
as a user and that's where it appears.

The man pages for ntfs-3g and if needed, http://ntfs-3g.org/support.html
should be all he needs to get it to mount where his heart desires.


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.

From the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.


/media : Mount point for removable media

This directory contains subdirectories which are used as mount points for removable media such as floppy disks, cdroms and zip disks.


Historically there have been a number of other different places used to mount removable media such as /cdrom, /mnt or /mnt/cdrom. Placing the mount points for all removable media directly in the root directory would potentially result in a large number of extra directories in /. Although the use of subdirectories in /mnt as a mount point has recently been common, it conflicts with a much older tradition of using /mnt directly as a temporary mount point.

/mnt : Mount point for a temporarily mounted filesystem

This directory is provided so that the system administrator may temporarily mount a filesystem as needed. The content of this directory is a local issue and should not affect the manner in which any program is run.

This directory must not be used by installation programs: a suitable temporary directory not in use by the system must be used instead.

Hope that clears it up.

Robin Laing

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