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Old 10-29-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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ext2 or ext3?

I'm about to reinstall slackware cause I dont like how I configured it the first time I installed it. Anyways, I'm not sure what file system I should use.

I'm not sure what the benefit is to using ext3, rather than ext2.

Maybe you guys can give me your opinions on which file system is the better of the two and why (and for what use).

Last edited by e1000; 10-30-2003 at 10:59 AM.
Old 10-30-2003, 12:28 AM   #2
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ext3 is a joureled filesystem which means it keeps a small log and you never need to run a scandisk/checkdisk/fsck.. slack by default will scan anyway, change with tune2fs as root. also ext3 is newer, that is a dead giveaway (I personally recommend reiserfs if you have only files smaller than 4gb each, and xfs if you have large files)


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