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The mystery of mount points

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From: Tero Karvinen [ date: 2004-09-19 ]
You can automate mounting removable media with mounttero, an autofs map.
To use usb camera, cd /mnt/auto/usb, use normal commmands to copy files. When you leave the directory, the camera is automatically umounted. I am the author of mounttero.

Automatically Mounting USB, Camera, DVD, Hard Disk and CDROM
From: Wolfram <w.weiland> [ date: 2004-10-07 ]
A very valuable article. Although I think I am relatively experienced in Linux, there a new facts. May I give a hint for managing files with mtools, if you have you use the X-environment? A very nice program is mtoolsmfm. It is like the MC, but extremeley simplified. But normally mfmtools shoud be sufficiant for normal file operations like copying oder moving etc. I use it for floppies on my workstation.

BTW: The mtools do not work with a cdrom. This is the error message:
init D: non DOS media
Cannot initialize 'D:'

Obviously the mtools do not recognize the iso9660 fs as a part of DOS.

Thank you for this article.
From: dehai <dehai123(at)> [ date: 2004-10-12 ]
good!go on ...
From: sylvain cherrier <sylvain.cherrier(at)> [ date: 2004-12-14 ]
Thanks for your article...
Very good tricks in it ! (mount -m -u, etc...)

From: loveuma <lovepuma(at)> [ date: 2005-01-22 ]
Thank you for your artical,and I konw a lot from it and it is very practical.
From: Sorata [ date: 2005-08-11 ]
Thank you! It's working well!
From: Heloise Diniz <heloise237(at)> [ date: 2005-11-08 ]
Hi Guido Socher,

The article was fabulous.It gave me a very clear vision and the kind of explanation i was looking out for about Mounting Filesystems.

Thank you very much and all the best.

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