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Old 09-10-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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partitions and ext2..ext3


what is ext2 and ext3? and can i use them for 2 or more partitions on same HDD.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext3

you can use it as many times as you want, well... for as many partitions / logical volumes as you want.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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whats the difference then? why should i use one and not the other
 
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quoting that article....

The ext3 file system adds, over its predecessor:

* A Journaling file system
* Online file system growth
* Htree indexing for larger directories. An HTree is a specialized version of a B-tree (not to be confused with the H tree fractal)[6].
 
  


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