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Re: Waht is up with mount?



On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 13:27:44 -0400, Randy Ramsdell wrote:

> What is this all about?
> 
> If I mount an ext3 filesystem like this:
> 
> mount /dev/hdb1 /backup
> 
> It mounts, but  "ls /backup"  produces : Literally !
> 
>  >??  ??  ??.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.??? ??.%^?  ??.%^?  
> ???.???  ??.4^?  ??.4^?   ?a.?e?  ?a.?e?  ?m"      ?m".?m"
> ???.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.%^?  ??.%^?  ??.4^? 
>   ??.4^?  ??.4^?   ?a.?e?  ?a.?e?  ?m"      ?m".?m"
> ???.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.???  ??.%^?  ??.%^?  ??.4^? 
>   ??.4^?  ??.4^?   ?a.?e?  ?a.?e?  ?m"      ?n"
> 
> 
> If I mount like like this:
> 
> mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /backup
> 
> "ls /backup" shows the actual files correctly.
> 
> Since there isn't an entry in fstab for /backup, I am not sure why 
> "mount" actually mounts the drive.
> 
> Is this normal?

If you mount with "mount /dev/hdb1 /backup", what filesystem is detected
automatically? Run "mount" or "cat /proc/mounts" to find out.



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