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View Poll Results: What Filesystem?
Ext2 9 14.29%
Ext3 23 36.51%
Ext4 50 79.37%
Reiser4 0 0%
Reiserfs 5 7.94%
xfs 4 6.35%
btfs 1 1.59%
Jfs 7 11.11%
Ext 0 0%
GFS 0 0%
Other 11 17.46%
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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What file system(s) do you use?


I use ext4 for / and ext2 for /boot.
 
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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Hi there,

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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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Old 12-13-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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Now that I think about it I use FAT32 for my USB.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 03:24 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 12-13-2011, 03:31 PM   #7
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Hi there,

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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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Old 12-13-2011, 04:08 PM   #8
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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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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).
 
Old 12-13-2011, 04:28 PM   #9
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Hi there,

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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.

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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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Old 12-13-2011, 05:05 PM   #10
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Reiserfs for / and ext2 for /boot, I use XFS for a /srv/video partition also
 
Old 12-13-2011, 07:07 PM   #11
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Ext3, Ext4, NTFS, FAT32 for my hard disk !!
 
Old 12-14-2011, 05:31 AM   #12
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I currently use JFS. I will probably switch to btrfs when it becomes stable, certainly not a second before they get a fsck working.
 
Old 12-14-2011, 05:36 AM   #13
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used reiserfs for sometime - till they got this guy for killing his wife.

Now its ext2/3
 
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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.
 
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:12 AM   #15
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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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