Few questions concerning harddisks and filesystems
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the command df -h will list disk useage on all mounted partitons and disks.
Linux (with ext3 and probably ext2) does not fragment data all over your hard disk for no aparent reason like windows VFAT and NTFS does. Disk Defragmentors Do exist... but they arnt worth using, linux does a very good job of looking after itself.
re-compile the kernel..... That all depends, when you were configureing your kernel, did you say Yes, or Moudule to the question about the file system you intend to use ?
if you compiled support for reiferfs and ext3 ect ect, then your kernel will support it. if you chose to congigure your kenel without support, then you will need to re-compile with support.....
(unless of course you were not the one who compiled / configured the kernel, if this is the case....then by default, most people compile support for these common file systems.
about samba.... Yep. thats what Samba's for.
as for the questions is didnt answer.... sorry, i dont know.