"Mounting a drive"
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Jul 11 14:13:29 UTC 2006
> Many thanks for reply Jerry, when I joined FreeBSD I had not realised
> that it was a Linux/ Unix forum, on quick inspection I assumed that
> the title referred to some kind of general help forum. There is such a
> proliferation of abbreviated titles that I am not always sure from
> titles of their purpose.
> My question referred really to Windows XP, as I am only just getting
> to grips with Linux.
First of all, it has nothing to do with LINUX.
This is FreeBSD which follows the BSD family of UNIX and
is not nearly the same. In fact, most of us experience it
as superior to LUNIX for server work.
Check it out at: http://www.freebsd.org/
As for any Microsloth stuff, I couldn't help, but I would
guess that you are wasting your time trying to do anything
of that sophistication in MS.
Finally, when you post questions or responses on the list, you should
always include the list in your responses (as a cc).
> I had read an article recently, which I can no longer find, that to
> get around the limitation, under windows XP, of the number of named
> partitions that one can use, that apparently one can "mount" a
> partition, be it a sector of a hard drive, or a removeable drive,
> within a directory. ( I believe the article said directory, it might
> have ben a folder ) The article was referring to the ability then to
> have a number of flash drives or external USB connected drives which
> could exceed the normal Windows limitation.
> I am running a piece of software, hyperOS, which allows me to have
> multiple bootable partitions, and currently I have around 20 on a 300
> Gig hard drive, I wanted to add several USB memory stick drives and
> some partitions with different flavours of linux, and so am interested
> in finding out how I can overcome the windows XP limitation. I felt
> that also I needed to understand what the term "mounting a drive"
> actually meant, so that I could try to anticipate any unusual
> behaviour, particularly with boot switching. From your email it
> appears that "mounting" implies letting the device driver know the
> address of the device upon which it is to work.
> Best regards and thanks for reply,
> mailto:rs at pswl.com
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