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Old 04-03-2004, 07:46 AM   #1
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meaning of LABEL="/" in fstab

what is the meaning of the statement LABEL='/' in /etc/fstab

some partitions have.this and some donot.
any body please help me.
Old 04-03-2004, 08:11 AM   #2
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thats were the device is to be mounted, root FS's are mounted on /
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You can assign a name to a partition and this is called a label. In your example the root partition is labeled as /. The benefits are if you move the root partition to another drive or another partition the bootloader is still able to find where it is.

If you do not use a label then you need to specify the partition ID as in:
/dev/hda1 ....

You can use tune2fs to add / change a label.
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Thank you very much michaelk. I got a prize for answering this question to my father.


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