Mon, 18 Feb 2008 14:29:24 +1100
On Mon, 18 Feb 2008 02:07:29 pm Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Well thanks Nick. Oh, dumb is me. Thought that /mnt
> was just a command and /media/samba was the dir. It
> worked afer creating the dir /mnt/media/samba. Thanks
> for leading the blind and dumb.
Just for clarification; there's nothing magical about moint-points. They are
simply empty directories where you wish to include a filesystem in the
directory tree. As all trees have roots (in our case '/') that is the
highest level you can mount a filesystem (given the special name of 'root
The root file system my be the only filesystem or it could just be a basic
boot-strap with mount-points for many other file systems. Confused yet?
Either way, this whole "there are no drive letters, only a tree" is one of
the harder things for people transitioning from "other" operating systems to
get their head around. :) Once you nail this, a lot of things start to make
more sense - espeically the "why" things are done a particular way, not just
Good day for a change of scene. Repaper the bedroom wall.
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