Matthew Seaman wrote: > Mel wrote: > > that's aside from the fact that the root partition '/' always has to be > > the > > first partition, for the simple reason that everything else is mounted on > > top > > of it. > > It's not the partition device names that determine the mount order, but > the order of the entries in /etc/fstab.
Actually not even the order in /etc/fstab matters. You can place the root file system last and it will still work. The important thing is that the root file system must be partition "a" in the label, because this is hardcoded in the boot loader (and probably in a few other places, too). The boot loader then hands the location of the root file system to the kernel. (However, it is possible to override it, so in fact you can have a root file system different from the file system containing /boot. This is how booting with rootfs on ZFS works.) Later in the process, the /etc/rc script (and its children in /etc/rc.d/*) uses information from /etc/fstab to locate the root file system for fsck and to remount it read/write. Of course it is identified by its mountpoint ("/"), not by the position of the entry within /etc/fstab. So the order in /etc/fstab really doesn't matter. Just make sure that your root file system is partition "a". Best regards Oliver -- Oliver Fromme, secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing b. M. Handelsregister: Registergericht Muenchen, HRA 74606, Geschäftsfuehrung: secnetix Verwaltungsgesellsch. mbH, Handelsregister: Registergericht Mün- chen, HRB 125758, Geschäftsführer: Maik Bachmann, Olaf Erb, Ralf Gebhart FreeBSD-Dienstleistungen, -Produkte und mehr: http://www.secnetix.de/bsd In my experience the term "transparent proxy" is an oxymoron (like jumbo shrimp). "Transparent" proxies seem to vary from the distortions of a funhouse mirror to barely translucent. I really, really dislike them when trying to figure out the corrective lenses needed with each of them. -- R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"