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mount : Obvious really - to mount a file system
-t : Dunno, the command itself will probably explain all the switches
vfat : Meaning "virtual FAT" (something which overweight people would find bemusing :-p )
/dev/devicename/ : Where the device tag is actually located like /dev/cdrom/ being the first CD-ROM drive.
/mnt/whereever/ : To say where I want the filesystem to point to.
I'd been seeing mentions of /etc/fstab and I was guessing it meant "file system table". I'll take a look at that.
The sixth field, (fs_passno), is used by the fsck(8) program to determine the order in
which filesystem checks are done at reboot time. The root filesystem should be speci-
fied with a fs_passno of 1, and other filesystems should have a fs_passno of 2.
Filesystems within a drive will be checked sequentially, but filesystems on different
drives will be checked at the same time to utilize parallelism available in the hard-
ware. If the sixth field is not present or zero, a value of zero is returned and fsck
will assume that the filesystem does not need to be checked.
In other words, 0 0 means "do not run fsck on this drive"
Checking a vfat drive would probably make fsck barf all over your screen