transferring linux system to another hard drive
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Thu Dec 6 19:25:34 EST 2001
On Thursday December 06, 2001 11:06 am, you wrote:
> I could be wrong on this one, but it is my understanding that mtab is
> generated from fstab as part of the shutdown process. If you read the
> two files carefully, you will see that they are basically the same.
Nope, mtab is a list of what's currently mounted, whereas fstab is a list of
default mount points.
Some people symlink /etc/mtab to /proc/mounts, though I've read that it can
be a bad idea because /proc/mounts doesn't have as much info as mtab.
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