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Old 06-08-2006, 04:53 AM   #1
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I can't find FSTAB?!


Just installed Linux on my PC, but I can't find FSTAB?!
I'm a total newbie to Linux, and it's like I was trying to mount the floppy drive. And through many websites. I finally followed one.

According to the indications of a certain website.
I typed 'find / -type f -name fstab'

It states 'find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for /proc: this may be a bug in your filesystem driver. Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option. Earlier results may have failed to include directories that should have been searched. /etc/fstab

Then I continued with 'cat /path_to_fstab/fstab'

It states 'No such file or directory'

Can anyone give me a clue on what had actually happened?
Thanks alot.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 05:16 AM   #2
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It's "/etc/fstab" (and that's actually what your find command reported, apart from that warning). You probably don't need to care about that warning here.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 05:21 AM   #3
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I'm sorry, I still don't get it.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 05:33 AM   #4
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What don't you get? find found the file in /etc (again, that's where it should be), so that's all you need to be concerned with.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 03:09 PM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 03:14 PM   #6
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How about
# suassword
# mount /mnt/floppy ?????????

or
# locate fstab (# updatedb must be run if this is first tiem you used locate)
 
Old 06-11-2006, 03:18 PM   #7
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I'm a total newbie to Linux,
You have to start some where.

I wrote a little bit about the Linux file system. It doesn't go into too much detail, but it might give you an idea about the file system hierarchy. File System
 
Old 06-11-2006, 05:06 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mMeggie
I'm sorry, I still don't get it.
I suggest asking more specific questions....

the file named "fstab" is normally found in the directory named "/etc". That's what find was telling you when it returned "/etc/fstab"

to read the file (from anywhere) type: "more /etc/fstab"
From the GUI, just go to /etc, find fstab and double-click.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 05:27 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mMeggie
I'm sorry, I still don't get it.
perhaps you should read up on the linux filesystem hierarchy.....
Quote:
/etc : Host-specific system configuration
Purpose

The /etc hierarchy contains configuration files. A "configuration file" is a local file used to control the operation of a program; it must be static and cannot be an executable binary.
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-...MCONFIGURATION
 
Old 06-14-2006, 12:04 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by pixellany

to read the file (from anywhere) type: "more /etc/fstab"
From the GUI, just go to /etc, find fstab and double-click.
i can actually find it in the CLI, but in GUI, i cant find my fstab in /etc.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 12:05 AM   #11
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actually i noticed a problem, i've finally mounted the floppy thanks to everyone's help. but, there is this floppy disk which when i mount would state 'please specify filesystem type, does this mean that the diskette is not formatted?
 
Old 06-14-2006, 03:03 AM   #12
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alright, error found, something's wrong with the diskette. thanks.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 08:12 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mMeggie
i can actually find it in the CLI, but in GUI, i cant find my fstab in /etc.
Open the file manager and go up to the root level--often called "filesystem". You will see directories like /bin /home /boot /usr and a bunch more. One is /etc. double-click to open, and fstab will be there.
 
  


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