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asipper 12-13-2011 02:49 PM

What file system(s) do you use?
 
I use ext4 for / and ext2 for /boot.

Doc CPU 12-13-2011 03:02 PM

Hi there,

Quote:

Originally Posted by asipper (Post 4549064)
I use ext4 for / and ext2 for /boot.

ext2 for almost-read-only-filesystems (like /boot), ext3 for most cases, and FAT32 for file systems to be shared with other hosts (Windows. digital cameras, TVs/receivers).

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TobiSGD 12-13-2011 03:06 PM

Ext4 on my Linux partitions and pendrives that will be used with Linux only.
NTFS on my Windows partition and pendrives that will be used with Windows and Linux.
FAT32 on my mp3 player and my photo-camera.

asipper 12-13-2011 03:06 PM

Now that I think about it I use FAT32 for my USB.

TobiSGD 12-13-2011 03:24 PM

May I suggest that you really think about the options you want to include for your next poll before starting it. I have seen at least two polls from you now with missing options. A poll is somewhat pointless with missing options.

asipper 12-13-2011 03:27 PM

I thought that everyone would answer for their Linux partition(s). If I thought for things like USB and Windows I would have put NTFS(?) and FAT32 and FAT16.

Doc CPU 12-13-2011 03:31 PM

Hi there,

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4549081)
NTFS on my Windows partition and pendrives that will be used with Windows and Linux.

NTFS is something I use only when there is no other alternative - for instance when I urgently need a Windows partition that is capable of handling files >4GB. But since Ext2IFS exists and works well, there is hardly any need to use NTFS.

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TobiSGD 12-13-2011 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doc CPU (Post 4549109)
Hi there,



NTFS is something I use only when there is no other alternative - for instance when I urgently need a Windows partition that is capable of handling files >4GB. But since Ext2IFS exists and works well, there is hardly any need to use NTFS.

[X] Doc CPU

Ever tried to install Windows on ext2/3/4? I use Windows for gaming, so I have installed it to its native file system. Besides that, many people look rather weird if you come up with some files on your pendrive and you have to explain: Well, to access the files we need first to install a new file system driver/file manager to your Windows box. It is simply more convenient to have a pendrive formatted with NTFS (or if you don't need large files FAT32).

Doc CPU 12-13-2011 04:28 PM

Hi there,

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4549135)
Ever tried to install Windows on ext2/3/4?

no, that isn't possible. As an installation target, Windows needs a partition with a native file system that can be read with no extra driver. That leaves only FAT or NTFS.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4549135)
Besides that, many people look rather weird if you come up with some files on your pendrive and you have to explain: Well, to access the files we need first to install a new file system driver/file manager to your Windows box.

That's why I said I'd use FAT32 for any shared or portable volumes. Still, I avoid NTFS when I can and rather use FAT32.

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Cedrik 12-13-2011 05:05 PM

Reiserfs for / and ext2 for /boot, I use XFS for a /srv/video partition also

raju.mopidevi 12-13-2011 07:07 PM

Ext3, Ext4, NTFS, FAT32 for my hard disk !!

H_TeXMeX_H 12-14-2011 05:31 AM

I currently use JFS. I will probably switch to btrfs when it becomes stable, certainly not a second before they get a fsck working.

asimba 12-14-2011 05:36 AM

used reiserfs for sometime - till they got this guy for killing his wife.

Now its ext2/3

H_TeXMeX_H 12-14-2011 06:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asimba (Post 4549595)
used reiserfs for sometime - till they got this guy for killing his wife.

Now its ext2/3

That doesn't mean reiserfs isn't a good filesystem.

salasi 12-14-2011 06:12 AM

Right now, no one is down as using BTFS...that should be BTRFS, so maybe that isn't a surprise. Or maybe its because it is still a bit too edgy, hard to tell.


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