System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Mount a UFS File System (mount Command)

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  2. Create a mount point for the file system to be mounted, if necessary.

    # mkdir /mount-point

    There must be a mount point on the local system to mount a file system. A mount point is a directory to which the mounted file system is attached.

  3. Mount the UFS file system.

    # mount [-o mount-options] /dev/dsk/device-name /mount-point
    -o mount-options

    Specifies mount options that you can use to mount a UFS file system. For a list of options, see Table 19–2 or mount_ufs(1M).


    Specifies the disk device name for the slice that contains the file system (for example, /dev/dsk/c0t3d0s7). To view slice information for a disk, see How to Display Disk Slice Information.


    Specifies the directory on which to mount the file system.

Example 19–5 Mounting a UFS File System (mount Command)

The following example shows how to mount /dev/dsk/c0t3d0s7 on the /files1 directory.

# mount /dev/dsk/c0t3d0s7 /files1