Bug 5861 - mount (8) entry inconsistent information
mount (8) entry inconsistent information
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: man-pages (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 1999-10-12 00:27 EDT by luke
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-30 12:57:56 EDT
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Description luke 1999-10-12 00:27:54 EDT
When using the filesystem type that means auto-sense the FS,
the man page says to use "autofs" and "auto".  Given that
the use of "auto" produces this error:

bash$ mount /mnt/floppy
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

I suspect the correct type to use is "autofs".

The man page says:
       -t vfstype
              The  argument  following the -t is used to
indicate
              the file system type.  The file system types
which
              are    currently    supported    are
listed   in
              linux/fs/filesystems.c: minix,  xiafs,  ext,
ext2,
              msdos,  umsdos,  vfat,  proc,  autofs, devpts,
nfs,
------------------------------------------------^

and a little further down contradicts this:

              The  type  iso9660 is the default.  If no -t
option
              is given, or if the auto  type  is
specified,  the
------------------------------------^
              superblock   is  probed  for  the  filesystem
type
              (minix, ext, ext2, xiafs, iso9660, romfs  are
sup-
              ported).

AFAIK, the msdos and vfat FS types are also supported,
though this isn't mentioned either.

luke
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 11:02:59 EDT
assigned to teg
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-05-30 12:57:59 EDT
auto is the correct type, autofs refers to the automounter

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