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Old 11-10-2004, 07:47 PM   #16
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I have installed Mandrake linux9 in my hard disk but this time I leave it as automatic partition. It is really nice to see that it did
It smothly .
In the partition expect swap and home partition iam unable to understand the remaining partion which mandrake made it.
There is a floppy and CD Rom name in it ?
See following


/dev/hda1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda5 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto sync,user,noauto,nosuid,nodev,unhide 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto user,noauto,nosuid,exec,nodev,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:56 PM   #17
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I have installed Mandrake linux9 in my hard disk using automatic partition. It is really nice to see that it did smothly .
In the partition expect swap and home partition iam unable to understand the remaining partion which mandrake made it.
There is a floppy and CD Rom name in it ?
See following

/dev/hda1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda5 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto sync,user,noauto,nosuid,nodev,unhide 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto user,noauto,nosuid,exec,nodev,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0


Thanks in advance for the detail reply
 
Old 11-10-2004, 08:13 PM   #18
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I have installed Mandrake linux9 in my hard disk using automatic partition. It is really nice to see that it did smothly .
In the partition expect swap and home partition iam unable to understand the remaining partion which mandrake made it.
There is a floppy and CD Rom name in it ?
See following

/dev/hda1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda5 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto sync,user,noauto,nosuid,nodev,unhide 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto user,noauto,nosuid,exec,nodev,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
thanks
 
Old 11-10-2004, 10:41 PM   #19
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Ok. the /etc/fstab file contains a description of how to mount filesystems to the operating system. Unlike windows you can not insert a floppy and then view it via a file browser. You need to mount the floppy or cdrom disks first. And before you remove the disks you need to unmount the filesystems.

/dev/hda5 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
In the above line
/dev/hda5 the partition containing a filesystem

/home - A directory which is called a mount point. Where the filesystem is attached to the tree.
/mnt/floppy is just a directory not a partition.

ext2 is the filesystem type. i.e. how the partition is formated.

defaults - options on how to mount the filesystem. i.e read / write etc. See man pages mount and fstab for info.

1 2 are special numbers for backups and for performing a filesystem integrity check.

FYI the other lines in the /etc/fstab file.
The /proc directory contains virtual files that are windows into the current state of the running Linux kernel. This allows the user to peer into a vast array of information, effectively providing them with the kernel's point-of-view within the system. In addition, the user can use the /proc directory to communicate particular configuration changes to the kernel.

/dev/pts - psuedo terminal slave.. without it, you wouldn't have a command line with terminals, etc. Read more here: http://www.linuxinfor.com/english/man4/pts.html

Its impolite to bump your thread < 24 hours.

Last edited by michaelk; 11-10-2004 at 10:43 PM.
 
  


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