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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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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.
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?
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.
Originally Posted by Ormu
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.