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SubjectRe: mount
Dan Bjarno wrote:
>
> In a much earlier Linux-release I used to have (Yggdrasil, I think), "mount"
> didnt have to be told what fs-type it was to mount:
>
> When typing the command "mount /dev/hda2 /mnt", mount itself figured out
> what type of fs /dev/hda1 was initialized with.
>
> In my present Slack-release, "mount" has to be told with the "-t<fs>" option, .
>
> Is there any (good) reason why the auto-probing has disappeared ?
>
> *********************************
> * *
> * :) Dan Bjarno, SeK :) *
> * *
> *********************************

I think you misunderstand why the older system didn't require switches. It wasn't
"autoprobing" at all; the fstab likely had entries for the target filesystems that
provided necessary parms. If you include the "noauto" token in fstab it will not
automount on boot but a manually-entered mount command can pick up its options
transparently.

- Steve

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