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Old 02-01-2013, 03:08 AM   #16
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yes i understood that but why are all other distros ext4 (to the best of my knowledge!). It seems Salix chose nfs for some reason... only thin gi can think of that it would be the same as windows (think that's nfs) and so would work perhaps better on a network?
No, you did not understand it. NFS is a file system that provides access to files on a server. This is not the same as the local disk file system, e.g. ext4.

The windows file system you refer to is NTFS.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 03:11 AM   #17
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edit: nvm, sycamorex and BroX were faster.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #18
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No, you did not understand it. NFS is a file system that provides access to files on a server. This is not the same as the local disk file system, e.g. ext4...
Ok thanks for correcting me. But why should Salix be nfs rather than ext4.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #19
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Ok thanks for correcting me. But why should Salix be nfs rather than ext4.
Enough trolling and repeating yourself, whilst not listening to us. PROVE IT BY SHOWING THE URL WHERE IT SAYS SALIX USES NFS.

Geez.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #20
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Enough trolling and repeating yourself, whilst not listening to us. PROVE IT BY SHOWING THE URL WHERE IT SAYS SALIX USES NFS.

Geez.

Eric
I didn't mean to type nfs.... i meant xfs. someone could have hinted like "nfs?"

Very strange considering everyone else uses ext4... and i think one distro uses reiserfs. xfs shouldn't be used for root i gather from a google but i don't know any more than that.

FYI - i look after my mother with Alzheimer's; change incontinence pads four times a day, wash her and feed her spoonful by spoonful. I've had a very stressful week but no bother i'll clear off and use another distro.
 
Old 02-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #21
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Of course we should stay tolerant to each other but... That's not always that easy. You have your problems and Eric has others (he was sick lately).

Back to the topic, my best advise would be to try Slackware.
 
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:09 PM   #22
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After 15 years of linux use, slackware is my distro of choice because of stability. Its nice that frequent updates come along for security etc as well.
You can use any file system you like. Theres plenty of software choice, i havent run into any dependency issues, but slackware, it deserves to be said again, is stable. You set it up and it just runs.
Software updates are dead simple with slackpkg and did i mention the stability?
And im running current.
 
Old 02-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #23
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I didn't mean to type nfs.... i meant xfs. someone could have hinted like "nfs?"
I guess the hints below were not sufficient:
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You must be mixing things up, as NFS stands for Network File System [wikipedia.org]
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Check again. What you imply is impossible.
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You mean XFS, not NFS. One letter and a hell of a difference
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No, you did not understand it. NFS is a file system that provides access to files on a server. This is not the same as the local disk file system, e.g. ext4.

To which, in Post 18, you respond:
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But why should Salix be nfs rather than ext4.
LOL

On a plus side, I think you'll never mix up the 2 terms.

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #24
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Back to question b)

I couldn't find an answer.

On the announcement for Salix XFCE 14.0, gapan aka George Vlahavas wrote :
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The default filesystem is now XFS, but as always, users doing a manual install, instead of selecting the autoinstall option, can choose between Btrfs, ext2/3/4, ReiserFS, JFS and XFS filesystems.
If you really want to know why he took that decision you would be better of asking him the question directly, either on Salix OS' forum or on their mailing list or IRC channel.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 09:31 AM   #25
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I hear that....

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Originally Posted by jessejazza View Post
I didn't mean to type nfs.... i meant xfs. someone could have hinted like "nfs?"

Very strange considering everyone else uses ext4... and i think one distro uses reiserfs. xfs shouldn't be used for root i gather from a google but i don't know any more than that.

FYI - i look after my mother with Alzheimer's; change incontinence pads four times a day, wash her and feed her spoonful by spoonful. I've had a very stressful week but no bother i'll clear off and use another distro.
Reply: I hear you jessejazza. I take care of my mother too who has mild (thank god) Alzheimer's and the stress can screw with your concentration. I find myself doing stupid detail mistakes and I don't even know it until it creates a problem. Ding, ding, ding!! Hang in man.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #26
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I didn't mean to type nfs.... i meant xfs. someone could have hinted like "nfs?"

Very strange considering everyone else uses ext4... and i think one distro uses reiserfs. xfs shouldn't be used for root i gather from a google but i don't know any more than that.

FYI - i look after my mother with Alzheimer's; change incontinence pads four times a day, wash her and feed her spoonful by spoonful. I've had a very stressful week but no bother i'll clear off and use another distro.
If you've not cleared off yet, you should read the installation guide;

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install

and beginners guide on Slackdocs.

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide

Most, if not all, of your questions will be answered that way.

Just make your home and / partitions ext4. I've tried different formats for different partitions in the past and it's not made any difference that I've noticed - my view is if you don't have to create a problem for yourself, then don't.

Good luck with your Mum, it's a tough life you must have. My wife is running the London marathon for a charity that operates in support of carers (her brother is unwell and her Mum has had to care for him for years) - my wife's proud to do her bit to help people who don't often get the public recognition they deserve, at least in the UK.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 11:44 PM   #27
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Aww man, I'm late to the party and didn't get to use my "I think your running Windows with NTFS" joke.

Anyways, hope you get it running okay.
 
  


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