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Old 04-11-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Multiple file systems on same partition


i have read that we can have multiple file systems in the same partition, but how do i do that?
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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It can be done with virtual box or vmware.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:21 AM   #3
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not in plain linux?
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:27 AM   #4
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Have you looked at creating a loopback filesystem?

http://www.walkernews.net/2007/07/01...-on-disk-file/

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Old 04-12-2009, 09:05 PM   #5
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A partition can have only one filesystem at a time. However, you can mount other devices or even files containing device data (like ISO files) on local directories. This gives the impression of having multiple file systems, though technically that's not the case.

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-30-2010 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 09:25 PM   #6
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Using ZFS, you can have a practically unlimited number of filesystems in a single partition.

ZFS isn't natively supported under Linux though but FUSE allows you to experiment with it.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #7
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thanks guys. im a noobie so i was just asking around. thanks again!
 
Old 04-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #8
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Well, ZFS is actually quite exceptional, because it is a file system on it's own, so you will have actually ZFS as the file system format for the given partition.

It's quite a different issue that ZFS can provide support for sub-parts using other file systems. But underneath it's still ZFS.
 
  


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