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Old 07-08-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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format hard drive


what do i format my hard drive as
 
Old 07-08-2004, 05:40 PM   #2
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It depends which filesystem you'd like to have. In ganeral, a journalled filesystem is recommended, two most popular ones are ReiserFS and Ext3. Many people prefer Ext3, because it can be mounted as Ext2 (older one, readable by all kernels and distributions).
If unsure, choose the one your distribution suggests.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
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i am using linspire
 
Old 07-08-2004, 05:50 PM   #4
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I would think ext3 or ext2, seems most compatable.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 05:52 PM   #5
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thanks will try
 
Old 07-08-2004, 05:53 PM   #6
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So if you don't have a personal preference, use Ext3.
BTW Asking a question about which filesystem to choose can lead to a flame war If you search the site you can find a number of such threads.
 
  


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