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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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sir thank u for u quick response but sir am still unable to find the correct use of mount point. –  Sai kiran Aug 15 '10 at 8:46

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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.

For example, /dev/sdb1 is a block device file corresponding to the entire first partition of a disk. To mount it:

mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt

Once this is done, the files on that partition will appear under the /mnt directory.

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thank you very sir .it helpd me a lot. –  Sai kiran Aug 15 '10 at 8:51
Happy to help. ;) –  Delan Azabani Aug 15 '10 at 9:08

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