/media versus /mnt

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sat Nov 13 15:29:58 UTC 2004

Jelena i Zoran wrote:

> Is there a technical reason for introducing the /media directory
> for mounting various devices instead of continuing with the old
> convention of using the /mnt directory?
> I do not see a justifiable reason and that is why I am posting this 
> question.
> My opinion is that unnecessary deviations from the old convention
> only adds to the confusion.
/media is File Hierarchy Standard compliant.  /mnt is depreciated (means 
no longer supported).  But you should be able to create /mnt mount 
points if you feel more comfortable with them.  I have not installed 
FC3, yet, but I think that I can get used to using /media vice /mnt.

James McKenzie


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