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Re: mount question



---- Robin Laing <Robin Laing drdc-rddc gc ca> wrote: 
> > 
> 
>  From the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.
> 
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/index.html

That page has not been updated since 2004. Still valid? Apparently, HAL doesn't think so.

> ------------
> /media : Mount point for removable media
> Purpose
> 
> This directory contains subdirectories which are used as mount points 
> for removable media such as floppy disks, cdroms and zip disks.
> 
> Rationale
>   	
> 
> 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
> Purpose
> 
> 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.

Yes...and no. 

That would seem to say that a permanently mouted filesystem such a a Windows partition on a dual boot system should not be mounted in /media since it is not removeable nor should it be mounted in /mnt since it is permanently mounted.

But then where?

Steve


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