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Old 07-02-2003, 02:55 PM   #1
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How fstab works

Whenever I want to rearrange something (partitions, cd roms, swap, etc.) I edit the fstab file. The first part of each line in there is pretty easy, but at the end of each line I usually put this: "defaults 0 0". I have a feeling that this is causing a lot of problems (i.e. not being allowed to mount filesystems when logged in as a user, getting error messages about a bogus something (I forgot what was) during startup, and so on. May someone please explain this file? It would be very helpful to me and others.
Old 07-02-2003, 03:03 PM   #2
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if you want to mount the partitions as an user put add 'user' in the place where you put 'defaults'

the last two numbers are used to tell the 'dump' program to dump that partition or not and to tell the 'fsck' program the order in which to check the partitions at reboot time

do a 'man' for detail options


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