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Hi all.

Can some one help me with the following answers.
I am brushing up for an exam monday and we have to answer one q from a linux environment. I hope this Q comes up as it has done over the last 2 years.

thanks in advance

T

Consider the following entry from a typical /etc/fstab file.

/dev/hdc /media /cdrom iso9660 user,ro,noauto 0 0

Explain the terms

/dev/hdc
/media/cdrom
iso9660

Write down a command to mount this device.

In a typical Linux system, what files are typically stored in the following directories.

/bin
/root
/sbin
/etc

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After 38 views and no responses I decided to do it the hard way and checked my notes. These were the answers I found.

Explain the terms

/dev/hdc Device file, which specifies the device file
/media/cdrom specifies the directory where the filesystem should be mounted.
iso9660 the standard filesystem used for CD-ROMs.

Write down a command to mount this device.
mount /dev/cdrom


In a typical Linux system, what files are typically stored in the following directories.

/bin cat, ls, rm
/root home, tmp, boot
/sbin shutdown, fdisk, init
/etc passwd, shadow, group

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>mount /dev/cdrom
Of course, if you didn't have an fstab file, you'd have to do

mount -t iso9660 -o user,ro /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

I'm not exactly sure whether they meant a mount command with or without the fstab file, but it'd probably be okay to assume that you did have it.

>/root home, tmp, boot
Nope. /root is the root's home directory (much like yours would be /home/username), and by default, there's nothing in it. What's typically stored in it varies from user to user, but I usually use it to store old configuration files (and of course a .bashrc for when I use 'su'). If you use it for logging into X (bad idea) it'll also contain your window manager's user configuration files.

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John A, thanks for that. I'll change the answer in the exam to match what you said. Hopefully it comes up.

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