problem with chmod

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Fri Apr 10 19:04:54 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 1:43 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
> Brian McKee wrote:
>> /mnt is of
>> course the traditional place  mount things from fstab...

> I don't think so. According to all I have seen it is meant for mounting
> things temporarily.
> <>

Please don't over snip

Derek stated /mnt was a non standard mount point.

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 9:50 PM, Derek Broughton <derek at> 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.

mnt stands for mount for goodness sake!

Yes, it's usually used for temporary mounts, or items that may or may
not be mounted at any given point in time.

Yes, it's usually used with fstab.  The line in fstab is prepopulated
so you merely have to say mount /dev/se6 or mount /mnt/fredsDrive and
it will fill in all your predetermined options.

No, don't use /media - that's the new fangled mount point for things
automatically mounted by udev and friends.

Creating your own mount points off of / or whatever is not FHS standard.

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