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I can see the following mounts on my MacBook:

> mount
/dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled)
devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse)
map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse)
map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse)

Where are these configured? I see this file apparently does nothing:

> cat /etc/fstab.hd
IGNORE THIS FILE.
This file does nothing, contains no useful data, and might go away in
future releases.  Do not depend on this file or its contents.

If this file "does nothing", what configures all the things that are currently mounted on my system?

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    What are you trying to do with /etc/fstab (i.e. is there a application to the knowledge) or are you just seeking a tutorial on the inner workings of the boot process that mounts the 4 entries at boot time? – bmike Sep 23 '14 at 19:26
  • @bmike the latter – jameshfisher Sep 24 '14 at 14:04

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