/etc/fstab demystified

Posted by VISITOR on Feb 20, 2006 9:45 AM EDT
All about Linux; By Ravi
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A nice article describing the purpose of /etc/fstab file in GNU/Linux.

Ever wonder how Linux automatically mount all or many of your partitions at boot time ? It does so by reading the parameters from the /etc/fstab file. If you view the /etc/fstab file on your machine, you will find that the data in each row is segregated into 6 columns. They are as follows :

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