ext3 partition on a windows drive common to 32bit and 64bit?

David Ryder davaweb at bigpond.net.au
Fri Jan 16 05:01:47 GMT 2009

Hi Callan,
Thanks - I agree with following convention - thanks.

Many thanks to all for helping.

>On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 15:11 +1030, Callan Davies wrote:
> > May I ask the advantage of putting it in /mnt or /media over leaving it
> > in / (in root it doesn't show an icon)?
> > Is it 'better' in the sense of 'nix convention or is there another
> > advantage? I tend toward /home being better but only if I can overcome
> > the icon.
> Hi Dave,
> I guess from a functionality perspective, there's not really a lot of 
> difference
> where you put it.
> But from a tradition and correctness perspective, /mnt/something or more
> recently, /media/something would be considered better.
> You could mount it in /home/something too, per previous posts. I hadn't 
> heard of
> that before. At initial glance I'm not a fan of the idea as it makes 
> sharing the
> folder between multiple users a little dirty, and I guess in the 
> unlikely event
> that you deleted your user account and deleted the home directory, I'm 
> not sure
> if that would cause all the files on your mounted filesystem to also be 
> deleted.
> I guess what I'm saying is, my opinion, if you can do /mnt/something 
> and not get
> the icon, great. Else you might have to keep doing what you're already 
> doing :)
> Cheers,
> Callan
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