Subject: Re: /cdrom
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-install
Date: 10/29/2007 13:45:37
Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 12:56:15PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>> On Sat, 27 Oct 2007, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
>>> I would prefer using /mnt/cdrom instead of creating another top-level
>>> directory. Especially as there might be more such mountpoints to be
>>> added (dvd, floppy).
>> This would contradict hier(7), and my proposal does not focus on that.
> Ah, ok. What about introducing /media according to the FHS, then?
> It says: "Historically there have been a number of other different places
> used to mount removeable media such as /cdrom, /mnt or /mnt/cdrom.
> Placing the mount points for all removeable media directly in the root
> directory would potentially result in a large number of extra
> directories in /."
> (
> Pavel

Any reason not to setup an amd config for these directories?  ("too much 
more complicated than /etc/fstab"?)
If we want to make things convinient, "cd /cdrom" is certainly easier 
than "mount /cdrom; cd /cdrow; ...; umount /cdrom"