problem with chmod

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Apr 9 16:19:08 UTC 2009

On 04/08/2009 04:45 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 9:50 PM, Derek Broughton <snip> wrote:
>> Very.  I would never mount _anything_ from fstab at /mnt.  It doesn't really
>> matter, but it's a non-standard mount point, and nothing will find files
>> there under normal circumstances.
> Derek -  care to restate that sentence?  I can't quite figure out what
> you were trying to say, but suspect you mangled it.  /mnt is of course
> the traditional place  mount things from fstab...

/media is more commonly referred to in the Ubuntu community
documentation - I supposed because it's mostly removable media that gets
added via fstab:

But certainly /mnt can/(should?) be used for mounting something like a
second drive, or partition, containing a filesystem?

I have to admit that I just stick everything in /media, as it's a
convenient location when I go looking for something (like an NTFS drive
or data partition) & don't have to look in /mnt as well.

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