Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242399
[FAQ] Information in "man mount" is incomplete
Last modified: 2008-03-13 06:15:13 EDT
Description of problem:
Since passing to the new method of having a dynamic /dev (udev), information in
"man mount" is incomplete.
Describing a mounting process simply as:
mount -t type device dir
is not satisfactory, since one cannot know in advance the "device" denomination.
For quick reference, "man mount" should describe the canonical way of mounting a
drive in command-line mode, including a method of quickly discovering the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
"man mount" doesn't include all information which is necessary to mount a drive
in text mode.
"man mount" should describe the canonical way of mounting a drive in
command-line mode, including a method of quickly discovering the "device" name.
Use LABELS or UUIDs. Also.. there are /dev/disk/by-* symlinks.
Sorry, but I won't conside this "fixed" until someone doesn't point to some more
"mount -t type device dir" used to be a *simple* task. Now, without a quick
reference in the man page, viewing a CD or a floppy in text mode requires a
degree in Computer Science... ? ;-)
Well, I'll add some note about blkid(8), vol_id(8) and /dev/disk/by-* to the
mount man page.
Could you please point me to a step-by-step procedure for mounting a CD/DVD ?
Imagine the following situation:
1. I connect to some machine remotely.
2. I know *nothing* about the remote hardware (names of drives, labels, etc.)
3. I have a disk in the remote DVD drive.
4. I want to mount the disk via ssh and copy its content on the HDD.
How do I do ? Pliiiiiiiz... It used to be *simple*: mount device dir.
We (users) simply don't want (or have time) to read details about the filesystem
structure and philosophy just to mount a disk...
mount /dev/cdrom /mointpoint