On linux, "/etc/fstab" contains the directives how a partition should be mounted (fs type, flags etc.). On Android how it is determined?
On my Nexus 7, I see a file called "fstab.flo" in "/" which contains similar information as fstab does. Just to determine that this file is used by Android during booting, I commented the line corresponding to the mounting of /data partition (With root permission). And booted the device. However, that does not bring any change. Device booted fine, and my changes to that file are no longer there.