how does this work in unix?
hi, just some questions from a wannabe linux/unix guru.
ive just discovered what fstab is for:
defining where things are to be mounted upon startup(correct?)
it also defines what drive is mounted to /.
this is where I am confused. how does this file get read, if it resides in /? (/ being a mountpoint that IT defines)
I am reminded of a curiosity about minix i have:
It says that in minix, the memory management runs as a user process.
How do you start this process if there is no memory manager active?????? Wouldnt the memory manager need to have it's memory allocated....by a memory manager??
also, what are these files:
I think they are for starting programs, setting variables when a user logs in. if this is the case, why are there two of them?
These things have been bugging me for some time, can somebody please shed some light on the above?