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Old 02-19-2002, 09:32 AM   #1
kato678
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Unhappy Different filesystems question Newbie


HI there. Without getting real deep what is the difference between the ext2 and ext3 filesystems. I'm going to install Redhat 7.2 and I believe I can either choose ext2 or 3. Im new to Linux and wonder which filesystem I should use.




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Old 02-19-2002, 09:42 AM   #2
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basically, ext3 is a crash proof ext2. they are completely identical, but ext3 has an additional "journal" built into it, which keeps the file system permanently up to date, so if it crashes, it doesn't need to check the file system, like windows always does with that bloody scandisk program. use ext3.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 01:35 AM   #3
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lol - basically, just use ext3 - that way you'll never have to know why you shouldn't have chosen ext2.

and, to be fair, fat32 is fairly crashproof (god knows windows needs that). it's just really inefficient and slow compared to ext2.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 03:06 PM   #4
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So if one opts for ext3, then if i ever shut off my computer without properly shuting down, then next time I boot, I won't have to go thru Linux's version of window's ScanDick...errr Scan Disk?

If so, why would anyone use ext2? And is ext3 an option for Distro of Linux? I'm using Red Hat 7.1 and I don't remember seeing that option during installation....is that available in this version?

Many thanks...
 
Old 02-20-2002, 03:20 PM   #5
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version numbers... first there was ext then ext2, now ext3. ext3 has only really just about become accepted, rh71 didn't include it, but rh72 does.
 
  


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