Tiger: Where has /etc/fstab gone?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Andy C, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Andy C macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2004
    Farnborough, UK
    When I installed Panther I made it so I had separate disk partitons for my /Users and /Applications directory. Quite a simple proceedure, and one which saves me backing everything up when doing clean OS reinstalls.

    Anyway, today I installed Tiger and it appears Apple have done away with the /etc/fstab file, replacing it with an empty /etc/fstab.hd. This was kind of vital for mounting my partitions as /Users and /Applications. So I now have a bit of a problem!

    Does anyone know how to do a partitioned install with Tiger, or what the alternative to using fstab is?

    Many thanks!

  2. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    You should have paid attention to what that files says in Panther:

    Anyway, I take it you come from a Unix background, which is why you're messing around in /etc. Macs do everything from the NetInfo manager, you need to add your mount points using that tool, rather than using /etc entries. Have a poke around the net to show you how to do it.

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