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Hello once again for like the 5th time today. Will be installing the new GNU/Debian 3.1 Sarge once I receive the official DVDs from the vendor that I ordered them from. Just reading thru the linux sites and forums prepping myself for the anticipated long and drawn out installation which should be fun.
One of the options that I have noticed and been noticing in different linux distros is the choice of file systerms. On the distrowatch website it lists 3.1 Sarge as having the choice between 4 filesystems (ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, and XFS). What are the differences between the 4 and which one is considered the best choice?
both my debian and slack sorta pushed me in the reiserfs direction. ext3 is still a fairly decent choice as well. (what I mean is: they basically said: you can have any color you want, as long as it's black. well, they didn't force me into it, but it was the default) my root partitions are reiser, my other are ext3
filesystem shouldn't cause you headaches, especially if you are a newbie.
Last edited by titanium_geek; 07-12-2005 at 01:45 PM.
check out this site for brief info about the most popular filesystems. i think reiser is the most popular one, or becoming the most popular.
when i install a distro i usually pick this one, but usually never really think about it.. as for the average user they all will seem equal. and for those who think it is a huge deal, they will probably already know everything about each one and know which one is best for their situation.
check out the links to the sites for each FS too, which are on the above link.
I use Ext3, and there is a free program to let you read Ext2/Ext3 partitions from windows. explore2fs
I think there is also more compatibility with older systems with Ext2/3. Some commercial partitioning software (Partition Magic, for example) can recognise, make, delete and resixe Ext2/3.
having tried ext2, ext3 and ReiserFS I definitely would reccommend ReiserFS which I found very stable and which recovers really fast and effetively after a power failure (much faster and much better than ext3). I now use only ReiserFS for everything but the swap.
Actually, I just found out that there is a tool to browse reiserfs partitions from windows. I use both reiserfs and ext3 and find reiserfs faster, too. It is nice to be able to browse reiserfs partitions from windows, too (Not that i use windows much anymore). YAReG
The information above I've recieved from different articles that were talking about 2GB limit in Ext3.
Is LFS enabled by default in Sarge?
Once I've tryed to create large file on Ex3 (in FC3 I think) and it failed at 2GB limit...
Thanks about the information about ResierFS also...