fstab - why different file systems nummers?

Marcel.lautenbach freebsd at xtsy.de
Fri Aug 27 12:43:51 PDT 2004

Guten Tag Dan Nelson,

am Freitag, 27. August 2004 um 21:37 schrieben Sie:

DN> In the last episode (Aug 27), Marcel.lautenbach said:
>> well, i new to freebsd but i didn't find help in the newbelist. and
>> since i got this daily message from the list i think this is the
>> right place to go.
>> i am at the point to change my /etc/fstab file. well, there i can set
>> two numbers 1 for root file system; 2 for another ufs file system and
>> 0 for everythin else. so, in my example here: why ist a ms-dos file
>> system set to 2 and not to 0? it isn't a ufs file
>> system...*wondering*
>> also, why to distinguish between 1,2 and 0. there is a file system
>> declaration in the third column. so, i don't get it with the
>> differences and reasons for these three numbers. but i would like to
>> understand :-)

DN> Run "man fstab", and read the descriptions of the fifth and sixth
DN> columns.

>> so, can someone help?
>> and, what does the term "userland" mean for freebsd?

DN> Any user programs, headers, libraries, etc (anything that's not the
DN> kernel).

Hi Dan,

thanks for the help. i will check the man then :-)

and i am stick with another prolbem. so far i've read that the md
driver can be used to mound a file in an filesystem. before i could
use mdconfig. but........i don't have mdconfig on my branch (4.10), not even
a man entry.


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