"One of the strengths of Linux is its support for a variety of
file systems. The default file system for Linux is the second
extended file system, or ext2. When you install Linux, the root and
other partitions will be formatted with the ext2 file system.
"Mounted" is the term given to file systems that are currently
in use on a given system whether it is a hard drive or external
devices such as floppy disks and CD-ROMs."
"To determine which file systems are presently in use by your
at a command prompt. This will display all the mounted file systems
in terms of the device, file system type and the mount point. The
mount point is the local directory that is assigned to a file
system during the process of mounting."
"In order to use floppy disks and CD-ROMs you must mount them
first. Login as root and start by making three directories that
will be used as mount points:
$ mkdir /floppy /cdrom /win
However, your system may already have two such directories under
the /mnt directory for this purpose, i.e., /mnt/floppy /mnt/cdrom."