View Full Version : [all variants] What will be placed in the mounted partitions?

April 10th, 2009, 07:36 PM
For this kernel, the world of storage is limited to the directories in the root folder only and other partition/drives/devices will have to be accessed through these directories, or the new device will be a part of these directories.
Now can the OS automatically put files in these mounted partitions depending on what folder is it mounted in?...for example I mounted sdb2 in /usr/bin or /bin, will the OS put binary files in these mounted partitions automatically (of course if any installation is made which generates binaries, or a source code is compiled and after the step 'make install' all while the partition is mounted)?
If yes, can I specify which binaries/libraries/etc... from the installation needs to be put in which mounted partition?

Mark Phelps
April 10th, 2009, 09:34 PM
If you're asking can you specify where to write certain kinds of files during an Ubuntu installation, the answer is -- kind of.

By that I mean, that if you partition your drive such that / (root) and /home are different partitions, then the corresponding files will be written to the different partitions during installation.

If you're asking about specifying locations for individual files during installation, I don't believe there's any way to do that.

April 11th, 2009, 07:11 AM
That means nothing will go in the mounted drives even though its in a working folder.

April 11th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Someone told me a different story.....](*,)

April 12th, 2009, 03:50 AM
No one knows?

April 12th, 2009, 05:14 AM
This may help you sort things out. Filesystem Hierarchy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard)


April 12th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Doesnt answer the question.