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Re: mount vs. fstab



On Tuesday 10 Sep 2002 10:01 pm, Bob McClure Jr wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 01:16:47PM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > Hi,
> >    Can one of you knowledgeable people help my education a little bit?
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Q1)  To mount a drive MUST there be an /etc/fstab entry?
>
> No.  The /etc/fstab entry allows you to automatically mount something
> at boot time, or simply make it easier to mount, to wit:
>

The only thing I would add to this, is that non-root users can only mount 
devices which have an entry in fstab with the option "user" or "owner" in it.

So, if you want ordinary users to be able to mount the device you do need an 
fstab entry.

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