mountall: Mount all disks and volumes


mountall checks all available block devices, LVM volumes and MD RAID devices and tries to automatically mount them. Filesystems are autodetected and default options used. They are all mounted into /mnt with their device names, so for example /mnt/sda1.

bind mounts for /dev, /proc and /sys

When mountall detects that a filesystem contains the directories /dev, /proc or /sys, it guesses that the partition is a root partition for a Linux system. It then bind-mounts these directories from System Rescue into it. This helps when chrooting into the path: many common commands, like grub-install or rpm, require these directories to be available and populated.

You can disable this behavior with the --no-bind option.

All options

mountall - mount all suitable block devices

mountall [-n|--no-bind] [-v|--verbose]

--no-bind                   Don't try to bind-mount /dev /proc and /sys when
                            the partition has these dirs
--verbose                   Verbose output.