When using an external device, do I write to the mnt point or the dev point? Every tutorial I'm on keeps telling me to write to the mount point but I've had better luck in the past writing to the dev directly.
I've had to dd in the past. Some tutorials I read told me to dd into the mnt point. I did this and nothing happened to the drive. When I changed to the /dev path, the dd went smooth. I'm currently doing Linux From Scratch. The drive I've mounted seems to be doing nothing at the /mnt/lfs directory. I'm wondering if I should keep following the directions for LFS or switch them to /dev instead of /mnt.