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I wish to use Windows mount style in Ubuntu, i.e.

/C/ mount point
/F/ mount point

I know it is not about standards, but may ease user expluatation. Does this method have any issues from technical side?

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Linux allows colons in filenames, so you could even do /C:/. –  Mechanical snail May 31 '13 at 13:20
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Linux allows colons in filenames, but it might make it hard to use them with PATH. –  ams May 31 '13 at 13:24
    
Good, but does this mount style cause any programms to be unstable, or prevent from future access to such drives? –  Mike May 31 '13 at 13:26

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Yes, you can name your mountpoints pretty much any way you want (although there are conventions on "what is usually stored/mounted under what path"); note however that you'll always need a / (root) filesystem to mount them to. I cannot vouch for each and every program to remain stable (programmers are lazy and prone to unreasonable assumptions), but overall there shouldn't be much problems.

However, the conventions mean that a lot of software is looking for stuff in the usual places - e.g. for "Windows style" mounts, the folder /media is used (many programs check it for "mounted drives"); if you mount your drives elsewhere, they'll be accessible, but you'll need to remember where you've put them ;)

Note that programs installed through package manager(s) usually reside in /usr; if you're looking to change this, it might be a bit more work (but still ultimately possible).

It is also possible to "bind mount" a filesystem or its part, making the files accesible in multiple ways - e.g. you could have /home/user accessible as /U/ by doing mount --bind /home/user /U ; for details, see http://docs.1h.com/Bind_mounts

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