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Re: [MiNT] drive letters (was: Kernal questions)
> > |> Last time I checked, fsck effectively does "fsck.ext2 e:" __NOT__
> > |> "fsck /root" so it seems that filesystem checkers use drive letters.
> > No. They use filesystem images. Whether they are located on a physical
> > (block) device or as a plain file in another filesystem doesn't matter.
> > Also, you _can_ say "fsck /root" and fsck will look up the (usual) mount
> > point in /etc/fstab.
> And that mount point is....? a filesystem _or_ DOS drive letter, AFAIR.
fsck uses the device names for the partitions. DOS letters are
*completely* nonexistent in Linux. fsck uses things like /dev/hda0 which
means partition 0 of the first harddisk (a). Throught the whole process of
appointing drive partitions to mount points, you'll never see drive
On my linuxbox, there is hence only a drive C (because dos can't see the
linux partition), whereas linux sees both the dos and the linux-root
partitions (hda0 and hda1).. there's no trace of a drive D on the system
* I don't believe in camera tricks.
* What's more stupid than making a not-millenium-proof operating system?
** Doing so in 1998.
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