Originally Posted by falko
If you want to copy your fstab backup from /home/admin/backup/fstab to /etc/fstab, simply run
cp -f /home/admin/backup/fstab /etc/fstab
I assume this was in response to my question about copying and overwriting /etc/fstab
when when the system failed to boot after install. I had to do some reading so I understood fstab
and what was being said...
This is simply a config file that set controls for mounted partitions correct? And copying this file does not clone the whole drive does it? I am not sure I understand the purpose of copying from /home/admin/backup
since it actually resides in /etc. (well... unless the one in /etc got hosed somehow) Wouldn't it be the other way around? copy it from /etc/fstab
I did learn some interesting stuff though! This file is why I could not get the console to recognize my floppy drive when I tried to copy it to the ststem.
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults,usrquota,grpquota 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sys /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=®¯7÷ô3ƒ>IýŸo¹l² swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy1 auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 and /dev/hdd both appear to be missing some key properties in the 4th column such as rw
I do not have a clue what that stuff after LABEL= for the swap partition is!? but it does not look right...