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1. A mount point is a term used to describe where the computer puts the files in a file system on Unix-like systems. For example, many modern Linux distributions automatically mount the CD drive as /mnt/cdrom, so the contents of the CD drive will appear in the /mnt/cdrom directory. A device can be mounted anywhere on the directory structure, however only the root account can mount a new file system. A filesystem can be mounted by running the mount command. 2. A mount point is a directory on a volume that an application can use to "mount" (set up for use) a different volume. Mount points overcome the limitation on drive letters and allow more logical organization of files and folders.