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AW: [MiNT] drive letters (was: Kernal questions)

> Martin-Eric Racine <q-funk@pp.fishpool.com> writes:
> > Let's see how Linux handles this:
> > 
> > fsck repairs/verifies drive letters, but the drives are mounted as 
> > filesystems.  For example, floppy is accessed as /floppy and cd as 
> > /cdrom, but other drives are mounted
> > 
> > Is there any way we could implement something similar on MiNT?
> > For instance, boot drive could be /boot, but also known to fsck.fat
> > as drive C (or whichever drive we boot from).
> > 
> > Question:  
> > how do system utilities (ie: fsck) know which drive letters
> > use what kind of filesystems (ie: FAT, Minix, ext2) on Linux?
> The file /etc/mtab contains something like this:
> /dev/sda1 / ext2 rw 0 0
> proc /proc proc rw 0 0
> /dev/sda2 /usr ext2 rw 0 0
> /dev/sdb2 /mnt ext2 rw 0 0
> which is the mounted devices. The directory /proc is a special
> directory with system information. The same information as above can
> also be found if you read from /proc/mounts. I'm not sure which of the
> two that are used by programs, though. Maybe both are.

This concept does not work very well with MiNT (or MagiC), as the type of
the filesystem only depends on the mounted media. We need something more