fstab, mtab - list of file systems to mount, mounted file system table.
/etc/fstab is a table of file system to mount at boot time, /etc/mtab is
a table of currently mounted file systems as maintained by mount and
/etc/fstab is not read by mount as it should be. It is instead a simple
shell script listing the three devices that Minix needs to operate: The
device names of the root file system, the temporary (scratch) file
system, and the file system for /usr. Of these only the /usr file system
is mounted in /etc/rc, the scratch file system is there for the system
administrator to test new kernels, or as a temporary file system.
/etc/mtab contains lines of four fields. The layout is:
device directory type options
These fields may be explained as follows:
A block special device.
Either 1, or 2, indicating a V1 or V2 file system.
Either ro, or rw, indicating a read-only or read-write mounted file
/etc/fstab Shell script naming three important file systems.
/etc/mtab List of mounted file systems.
printroot(8), mount(1), fsck(1), mkfs(1).
/etc/fstab is a joke.
Kees J. Bot (firstname.lastname@example.org)