Mount points

Before you may access the various filesystem partitions created on the storage devices, you first must list them in a filesystem table. This process is referred to as mounting, and the directory you are mounting is called a mount point. You must create the directories that you will use for mount points if they do not already exist. During system startup, these directories and mount points may be managed through the /etc/fstab file, which contains the information about filesystems to mount when the system boots and the directories that are to be mounted.

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