can any please tell me what is a mount point and why it is required in the installation process of ubuntu10.04.
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A mount point is the equivalent of a 'drive letter' in Windows. Ubuntu maintains a single directory structure, with no drive letters. The concept of mounting is to have access to the files on a disk device in a specific directory, i.e. the mount point.
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
Once this is done, the files on that partition will appear under the