Everything You Need to Know About Mount [Linux]
Until Windows 8, a PC had no native support for ISO files. A little piece of software could help you cope with that very easily, but you still had to install it by yourself. On Linux, you can mount any ISO or file systems immediately with a simple command. However, it can be a little tricky to manipulate devices, especially if you were used to Windows before. You have to think using Linux’ philosophy: everything is a file. Therefore, a device can be considered as a folder, which is a file in itself. And mounting a device consists in giving some space and a path to that file.
First of all, you will need the super-user rights in order to mount anything on your computer. The general syntax is something like:
sudo mount [
-t type] [
-o options] [
unmounted device] [
path to the mounted device]
After the parameter “t”, you should provide the type of the file system that you are trying to mount. If you do not write anything, the program will try to find by itself the type. The most common ones are vfat, iso9660, reiserfs, nfs, ramfs, smbfs, ext2, ext3, and ext4. On the other hand, “o” stands for the options that you can precise, such as:
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