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Offline bmarkus

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Unnecessary mounting points
« on: September 01, 2009, 03:36:51 AM »
There are mounting points created automatically, like

/mnt/hda
/mnt/sda
/mnt/sdb

before /mnt/sda1, /mnt/sda2, ...

which are pointing to a drive instead of an existing partition. I do not see too much use, but can make some confusion. Maybe would be good to waste them.

Just a (cosmetic ?) feedback...
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Offline roberts

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Re: Unnecessary mounting points
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 08:08:56 AM »
Yes, on my todo, however low priority.
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Re: Unnecessary mounting points
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 11:55:27 AM »
They exist for a reason, as some factory-windows-formatted drives and mp3 players ship with garbled partition tables, and can only be mounted as the full drive (floppy style). Sometimes they appear to have partitions as well, but trying to mount one results in errors.

Unless a perfect or near-perfect way to recognize them is found, I'd rather have them around.
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Re: Unnecessary mounting points
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 07:46:15 AM »
OK, lets keep it as it is if there is a reason behind. I have never seen such a buggy device.
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