Can an ISO file be mounted from /etc/fstab at boot?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Mar 15 20:04:31 UTC 2013

Oscar Hodgson <oscar.hodgson at> writes:

> I'm pretty sure the answer is "no, just write a local rc script to do
> that", but thought I'd check.
> Can't see any hint of that capability in the handbook or fstab(5).
> Really just looking for a single point of management for file systems ....

I don't see a way offhand. You need to do the mdconfig before you can
mount, and I don't think that can be done inside of fstab. 

I think that adding such a capability to mount(8) as a program option
would be a fairly minor hack.

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