LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
M$ISBS
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 834

Rep: Reputation: 30
What filesystem do most people use, or choose when installing Linux?


I have used reiserfs in the past but am having a problem on a new install.
Do most people use reiser?
What do most linux users use?
 
Old 12-26-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
AlucardZero
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: USA
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 4,823

Rep: Reputation: 611Reputation: 611Reputation: 611Reputation: 611Reputation: 611Reputation: 611
ext3 I imagine
 
Old 12-26-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,107

Rep: Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478Reputation: 2478
ext3 , will be 4 .
I NEVER have likes LVM -- it burned me to many times
 
Old 12-26-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
jschiwal
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671Reputation: 671
The ReiserFS may not be well maintained. Ext3 is the mainstay filesystem for Linux workstations. If this is for a video file server or a large database, one of the others like xfs or jfs may be better. Ext3 ( and ReiserFS ) are written to be used across a large base of computers, and so isn't optimized as much as some others, but is more reliable if you have an accidental shutdown, which is more apt to happen on a workstation.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 09:46 PM   #5
Cogar
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: It varies, but usually within 100 feet of a keyboard.
Distribution: Fedora 10, Kubuntu 8.04, Puppy 4.1.2, openSUSE 11.2
Posts: 1,126

Rep: Reputation: 51
Another vote for ext3.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 10:16 PM   #6
matrix13
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Kerala, India
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 134

Rep: Reputation: 25
I go for ext3
 
Old 12-26-2008, 10:30 PM   #7
billymayday
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuse, Slack, Gentoo, Debian, Arch, PCBSD
Posts: 6,678

Rep: Reputation: 122Reputation: 122
Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
ext3 , will be 4 .
I NEVER have likes LVM -- it burned me to many times
LVM isn't a filesystem though - you still create a filesystem within the LVM just as you would on a partition.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 11:18 PM   #8
linuxlover.chaitanya
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Nagpur, India
Distribution: Cent OS 5/6, Ubuntu Server 10.04
Posts: 4,629

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I use ext3 and even some of my servers have the same file system.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 04:35 AM   #9
DiBosco
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Manchester, UK
Distribution: Mageia 4
Posts: 746

Rep: Reputation: 35
If you are have a partition where you have large files such as videos then xfs is good. Other than that I have used reiserfs too and found it works just find. However, I always use ext3 other than for my video partitions these days.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 06:47 AM   #10
chromei386
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Distribution: Fedora 13
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
ext3

and I think LVM sucks more than a Hoover for workstations
 
Old 12-27-2008, 08:19 AM   #11
brianL
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,453
Blog Entries: 55

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I've only ever used ext3, because I've never got around to checking out the alternatives.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 02:51 PM   #12
Kanaan
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
ext3 is the pretty standard for workstation install. I have XFS running on an old Dell Latitude CPx, and am really pretty impressed with it. I have crashed/hard shutdown a few different times for different reasons, and have had no ill effects.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 05:59 PM   #13
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 12,764
Blog Entries: 27

Rep: Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081Reputation: 2081
Hi,

I prefer 'ext2/3' for support that will be around for GNU/Linux.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 06:16 PM   #14
jay73
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
I always use XFS except for my boot partitions because I have many files that are in the order of gigabytes; but even for small files, xfs can be quite fast providing that the proper options are applied.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 06:20 PM   #15
scottyho
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy help

can you help me with linux ?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can I get people to use Linux? I'm bad at converting people over. Mr. Hill Linux - Newbie 31 10-19-2008 09:16 AM
If only installing programs were easier, more people would use Linux... vector4tfc General 42 09-21-2007 07:08 PM
Which filesystem to choose for new install allelopath Linux - Software 8 01-04-2007 12:47 PM
Which filesystem should I Choose. keogk Linux - General 1 09-23-2005 10:33 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:35 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration