[Techtalk] HELP:mounting from floppy and save file into floppy

Malcolm Tredinnick malcolm at commsecure.com.au
Thu Nov 7 23:05:15 EST 2002

On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 11:58:26AM +0100, Rebecca J. Walter wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-11-06 at 22:17, Meredydd Luff wrote:
> > On Wednesday 06 November 2002 21:07, Caitlyn M. Martin wrote:
> > > Putting mount points (really just directories) for removable devices
> > > under /mnt is standard for all UNIX flavors and Linux.  While you can do
> > > what Alvin suggests I'd stick with standards until you understand how
> > > things are done and why.  Besides, if you run into other systems most
> > > likely they'll stick to standards.
> > 
> > Really? Last time I remember using it, Solaris used /cdrom and /floppy for 
> > those devices, and /export for NFS mounts... Slackware, for example, also 
> > uses /cdrom as a mount point, although I'm willing to believe that's a small 
> > idiosyncrasy ;-)
> SuSE now uses /media.  It used to be /cdrom.  The only thing I've seen
> reliably use /mnt for external mount points is my husband.

Wandering way off track, but ...

The FHS recommends the use of /mnt, but only "recommends" in the sense
that its stated purpose is for mounting temporary file systems, /mnt
should not be used for anything else and installation programs should
not use it.


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