Attaching storage to a system is called mounting. While many graphical desktop environments seem to just work, behind the scenes, they still mount and unmount disks and partitions. The
mount command, which makes this happen, requires two parameters: the device node and the mount location.
Either of the two parameters might be omitted if either of them has been defined in the
fstab file at
fstab file is parsed by
mount to see what needs to be mounted, where, and how. Usage of the
mount command is shown here:
packt@PacktPublishing:~$ mount /dev/sdb1 /tmp/testdir