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Old 06-17-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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Question Defrag the Hard drive in Linux


Does Linux (Or KDE/Gnome etc.) have a hard drive defrag tool and if so what is it called? If not where can I down load one from? Or as an alternative does Lunix have a version of something like Symantec's Norton Systems works?

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Old 06-17-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
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thats one of the benefits of linux, you don't need to do that ;-)
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:05 PM   #3
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Why. As you move, delete and write file they must end up spead about. If you have a 3mb space and are writing a 5mb file would Linux not write 3mb in the space and then the other 2mb elsewhere? Or been a newbie am I wrong?
 
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just get rid of your windows frame of mind, and let this comment sink in:
you don't have to defrag in linux
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:10 PM   #5
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here actually, i think this says it best..i just found this on a FAQ site:

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3.10 Q: How do I defrag my harddrive? A: Why the heck do you want to defrag your drive? You are using Linux now, and not some Micro$oft-crap.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:12 PM   #6
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I know, I know, But i'm an imformation sponge and need to know the technical reason why. Does the filing system work differently and if so how does it work so fragmentation doesn't happen???
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:14 PM   #7
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Research the filesystem you're using then. Probably ext3 or ReiserFS. I think it's got something to do with inodes.
 
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here actually, i think this says it best..i just found this on a FAQ site:
LOL!!! YES BUT WHY???
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:17 PM   #9
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this is the best technical explanation i can find for you, why i went and found it i dont know, just remember google is your friend...use it to soak that sponge.

filesystems in linux
 
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Cool information!

I'm using ext3... inodes what the hell are they
 
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Google is your friend
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:19 PM   #12
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http://www.mail-archive.com/expert@l.../msg17753.html
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:19 PM   #13
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Originally posted by DrOzz
this is the best technical explanation i can find for you, why i went and found it i dont know, just remember google is your friend...use it to soak that sponge.

filesystems in linux
LOL again. Thank you I'll check out the link
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:21 PM   #14
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thats pretty funny that me and that other d00d gave the same site ;-)
 
Old 06-17-2003, 04:23 PM   #15
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this is the best technical explanation i can find for you, why i went and found it i dont know, just remember google is your friend...use it to soak that sponge.

filesystems in linux
Great link thank you
 
  


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