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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 12-14-2011, 06:24 AM   #16
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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.
Well, yes, right on that wiki it says 'Note that Btrfs does not yet have a fsck tool that can fix errors.'. I'm pretty sure most people would close the page after reading that, perhaps bookmarking it for later.
 
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:14 AM   #17
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That doesn't mean reiserfs isn't a good filesystem.
Definitely what you say is true - but issues like support and future of ReiserFS prompted me for switch.
 
Old 12-14-2011, 09:23 AM   #18
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We've taken to using zfs for software raid at work. The user-land linux version available (at least from the Fedora repositories) seems to be rock solid. We did have a drive failure once while using it and it recovered quite nicely.
 
Old 12-14-2011, 04:36 PM   #19
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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.
Sorry. Maybe a moderator can fix that.
 
Old 12-14-2011, 05:22 PM   #20
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I have ext4 on all my slack systems (and NTFS on windows)
 
Old 12-14-2011, 05:54 PM   #21
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EXT3 for Puppy, EXT4 for Ubuntu, and NTFS for my shared partition.

There's a reason why MS dropped FAT32-- it was more waste of space than Windows.
 
Old 12-14-2011, 05:55 PM   #22
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ext3 for boot
ext4 for /, /home
FAT16/FAT32 for USB gadgets that don't support linux partition types
 
Old 12-15-2011, 09:05 PM   #23
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Ext4 for all.
 
Old 12-15-2011, 09:42 PM   #24
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ext[2-3] and zfs
 
Old 12-16-2011, 12:16 PM   #25
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ext4 for all Linux partitions, FAT16 for pendrives and ntfs for Windows or partitions to be read/write from Windows and Linux.

Which is the advantage of using ext2 for /boot?
 
Old 12-16-2011, 12:43 PM   #26
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Which is the advantage of using ext2 for /boot?
you don't waste space and administrative overhead for the unnecessary journal, since /boot is usually very small, and rarely written to.

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Old 12-16-2011, 12:55 PM   #27
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Which is the advantage of using ext2 for /boot?
EXT2 is not journaled
 
Old 12-17-2011, 01:40 PM   #28
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Hello

Like most a ext4 user with FAT32 for any portable drives likely to be used outside of the Linux environment.

Never realised the advantage of using ext2 for boot. Give it a go next time I reinstall.

I did notice that RedNeck-LQ was using ext3 for boot, any reason for this?
 
Old 12-18-2011, 05:02 AM   #29
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Hi there,



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.
But is it possible to install an ext2/3/4 file system driver before the actual installation of Windows system? It's possible to install some drivers (such as AHCI and RAID drivers which are not included in Windows XP installation disk) but does this also work with filesystem drivers?
 
Old 12-18-2011, 05:51 AM   #30
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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.
But is it possible to install an ext2/3/4 file system driver before the actual installation of Windows system?
no, it isn't - and I tell you why.

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It's possible to install some drivers (such as AHCI and RAID drivers which are not included in Windows XP installation disk) but does this also work with filesystem drivers?
You hit the nail on the head: There's the difference between a device driver and a file system driver. Both the Windows setup and the Windows boot loader ntldr can use a special block device driver for acessing the HDD, but the file system logic is built-in to both. Thus, every partition Windows needs to access during setup or booting must be FAT or NTFS.

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