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System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems
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Comparison of Manual and Automatic Mounting

The following table compares the steps involved in manual mounting (without removable media services) and automatic mounting (with removable media management) of removable media.

Table 1-1 Comparison of Manual and Automatic Mounting of Removable Media

Steps

Manual Mounting

Automatic Mounting

1

Insert media.

Insert media.

2

Become superuser.

For diskettes, use the volcheck command.

3

Determine the location of the media device.

Removable media services automatically perform many of the tasks that are required to manually mount and work with removable media.

4

Create a mount point.

5

Make sure you are not in the mount point directory.

6

Mount the device and use the proper mount options.

7

Exit the superuser account.

8

Work with files on media.

Work with files on media.

9

Become superuser.

10

Unmount the media device.

11

Eject media.

Eject media.

12

Exit the superuser account.

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