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Old 07-19-2006, 10:15 PM   #1
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/etc/fstab question

hi all,

i came across a machine with a entry in /etc/fstab. i am so curious how can it be done? how can i define the label to match on the physical partition?

LABEL=music /mymusic ext3 defaults 1 2

when i issue df -h
/dev/sdb1 25G 2.0G 23G 9% /mymusic

what is the benefit of declaring a mounting using label, instead of using /dev/sdb1?
please advise. thanks.
Old 07-19-2006, 11:27 PM   #2
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When you format the partition, most filesystems have a "label" option that can be used for this purpose.


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