[Novalug] Device naming.
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Mon Mar 15 12:05:32 EDT 2010
The /etc/fstab is still utilized. It _overrides_ automated facilities.
The same is true of network configuration files accessed at boot
If you use the legacy facilities, they will _pre-empt_ the automated
facilities. That's the choice one can make.
But you have to be root to modify them, root to change network
settings, root to mount filesystems, etc...
End-users, who don't have root access, still have to connect to
wireless access points, utilized optical and removable drives and
do all sorts of other things -- with_out_ root.
This is not just about features, but it's about security. If you don't
want to learn them, then don't. Complain endlessly, learn nothing,
exclaim how DOS rules and what not.
It's clear Linux is not for you! ;)
----- Original Message ----
From: Alan Grimes <agrimes at speakeasy.net>
Taking that logic to it's conclusion, I should never spend another
minute reading anything so much as a manpage because whatever
information I gain will be entirely irrelevant by the next time I have
to use it.
You suggest I don't need fstab anymore. To me that's unthinkable.
/etc/fstab is the one constant in every unix manual I've ever read from
the most basic to the most advanced. I couldn't even begin to guess how
an alternative might work. =(
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