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Old 01-11-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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What are differences between ext2, ext3, and reiser?


Is it better to do reiser, ext2, or ext3 for linux install?
 
Old 01-11-2003, 05:20 PM   #2
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well it's better to have a journalling filesystem such as ext3 or reiser, especially if yo have large drives etc... ext3 is just ext2 with a journal attached, while reiserfs is a comletely different file system, compatable with linux. i'd say ext3 but people often report faster disc access with reiser. but ext3 is the "official" file system. if you want more information no journals, have a google, or wait for MasterC to tell you..

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Personal preference, but I'd say pick between ext3 and Reiser since it just makes sense to go journaling.

ext3 is identical to ext2, but adds journaling.

Check out each of their respective homepages and read through some docs to decide which you believe is better...

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Ext3 or Reiser, that's for sure. Which one of them? People can't agree.
 
Old 01-11-2003, 05:22 PM   #5
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
well it's better to have a journalling filesystem such as ext3 or reiser, especially if yo have large drives etc... ext3 is just ext2 with a journal attached, while reiserfs is a comletely different file system, compatable with linux. i'd say ext3 but people often report faster disc access with reiser. but ext3 is the "official" file system. if you want more information no journals, have a google, or wait for MasterC to tell you..

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ba ha ha ha, thanks Chris

We all 3 said the same thing, so that's good I guess

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Old 01-11-2003, 05:26 PM   #6
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We all 3 said the same thing, so that's good I guess
It's not. It's much more interesting when there are 3 completely different responses.
 
Old 01-11-2003, 05:33 PM   #7
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Ok, I guess I picked the wrong one when I did my Slackware 8.1 install. (This is my first time using Linux) Is there a way to convert from ext2 to ext3?
 
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Halfway down the page, begin reading:
http://beta.redhat.com/index.cgi?action=ext3
(Ext3)

And the debate:
http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stori...ilesystem.html

And info on ReiserFS:
http://www.namesys.com/

Just as Chris promised

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Ok, I guess I picked the wrong one when I did my Slackware 8.1 install. (This is my first time using Linux) Is there a way to convert from ext2 to ext3?
tune2fs -j /dev/hdX



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of course

tune2fs -j /dev/hd??

then edit /etc/fstab to reflect the change.
 
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Thanks much. I'll give it a shot.
 
  


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