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Old 02-18-2005, 08:38 AM   #1
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I'm trying to learn how to use this feature. When I write a new partition and reboot the machine and look at my fstab, I see /dev/pts. What is this?
Old 02-18-2005, 09:19 AM   #2
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/dev/pts is the "psuedo terminal slave". in short, it controls your terminals. It is not actually a partition on your disk. im assuming you saw this when you did a 'mount'

a better way to see only you disk partitions is to type (as root)

bash$ fdisk -l

(thats the lowercase letter L, not a one)
this will print all the partitions on each disk attached to your system. It will also list disk information for disks with no partition table.

heres mine:

(eddie@autobot)(~) bash$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 4865 38973690 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 14 141 1028128+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 142 1416 10241406 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 1417 1608 1542208+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 1609 1736 1028128+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 1992 2246 2048256 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda10 1737 1991 2048256 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order


doing this:

bash$ mount

will tell you where these partitions are mounted (/etc/fstab sets this)....

(eddie@autobot)(~) bash$ mount
/dev/hda5 on / type reiserfs (rw)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda6 on /usr type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda7 on /var type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda8 on /tmp type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda10 on /home type reiserfs (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)

hope this helps
reply if you need any more info



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