~ /etc/fstab ~
/etc/fstab is one of the files that is read during boot up process in Linux. Mount points of linux system is written on this file. There are 6 fields on this file. Lets see them on the following example:
/dev/hda4 /mnt/hdd msdos defaults 1 1
each field has a different meaning.
The first field contains the device name.
Second field is the mount point in Linux file structure
Third determines the mount type of partition
Forth is the mount option it can be:
- defaults (anything is ok, quota, suid, read, write)
- noquota (it is obvious liberalism)
- nosuid (sometimes security is the most important thing, keep suid away from system)
- quota (quotas should be applied)
- ro (read only)
- rw (read write)
- suid (suid access only)
File system dump parameters
The priority of fsck, which partition should be checked first?