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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Filesystem Information</title> 11<title>Filesystem Information</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>What is fstab?</title> 13<title>What is fstab?</title>
14<body> 14<body>
15 15
16<p> 16<p>
17Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in 17Under Linux, all partitions used by the system must be listed in
18<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mountpoints of those partitions 18<path>/etc/fstab</path>. This file contains the mountpoints of those partitions
19(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted 19(where they are seen in the file system structure), how they should be mounted
20and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount 20and with what special options (automatically or not, whether users can mount
21them or not, etc.) 21them or not, etc.)
22</p> 22</p>
36<ul> 36<ul>
37<li> 37<li>
38 The first field shows the <b>partition</b> described (the path to the device 38 The first field shows the <b>partition</b> described (the path to the device
39 file) 39 file)
40</li> 40</li>
41<li> 41<li>
42 The second field shows the <b>mountpoint</b> at which the partition should be 42 The second field shows the <b>mountpoint</b> at which the partition should be
43 mounted 43 mounted
44</li> 44</li>
45<li> 45<li>
46 The third field shows the <b>filesystem</b> used by the partition 46 The third field shows the <b>filesystem</b> used by the partition
47</li> 47</li>
48<li> 48<li>
49 The fourth field shows the <b>mountoptions</b> used by <c>mount</c> when it 49 The fourth field shows the <b>mountoptions</b> used by <c>mount</c> when it
50 wants to mount the partition. As every filesystem has its own mountoptions, 50 wants to mount the partition. As every filesystem has its own mountoptions,
51 you are encouraged to read the mount manpage (<c>man mount</c>) for a full 51 you are encouraged to read the mount man page (<c>man mount</c>) for a full
52 listing. Multiple mountoptions are comma-separated. 52 listing. Multiple mountoptions are comma-separated.
53</li> 53</li>
54<li> 54<li>
55 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to 55 The fifth field is used by <c>dump</c> to determine if the partition needs to
56 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero). 56 be <b>dump</b>ed or not. You can generally leave this as <c>0</c> (zero).
57</li> 57</li>
58<li> 58<li>
59 The sixth field is used by <c>fsck</c> to determine the order in which 59 The sixth field is used by <c>fsck</c> to determine the order in which
60 filesystems should be <b>check</b>ed if the system wasn't shut down properly. 60 filesystems should be <b>check</b>ed if the system wasn't shut down properly.
61 The root filesystem should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c> 61 The root filesystem should have <c>1</c> while the rest should have <c>2</c>
62 (or <c>0</c> if a filesystem check isn't necessary). 62 (or <c>0</c> if a filesystem check isn't necessary).
63</li> 63</li>
64</ul> 64</ul>
65 65
66<p> 66<p>

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