[olug] The continuing saga of ...Re: To re-install or NOT reinstall?

Sean Kelly smkelly at zombie.org
Tue Sep 12 14:14:40 UTC 2006

On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 02:11:29PM -0700, Joe Gulizia wrote:
> Which has precedence....fstab or mtab?

Don't mess with /etc/mtab. That is a list maintained by the
mount(8)/umount(8) commands of currently mounted filesystems. he file you
want to be working with is /etc/fstab, which lists filesystems and where
tehy should be mounted.

       /etc/fstab file system table
       /etc/fstab.order for multipath device priority
       /etc/mtab table of mounted file systems
       /etc/mtab~ lock file
       /etc/mtab.tmp temporary file

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