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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 05-23-2010, 04:42 AM   #1
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Lightbulb 2.3. Creating a File System on the Partition (Bedside mke2fs there is mkfs.ext2/3)


Hello People,

Just want to share some of my discovery on "Creating a File System on the Partition".

Beside using mke2fs -jv to create ext2/3 file system, we could use mkfs.ext2/3 -jv to create ext2/3 file system.

There are other mkfs to make different type file system, such as:

mkfs.vfat -> Create MS-DOS FAT/16/32 file system
mkfs.msdos -> Create MS-DOS file system
mkfs.ntfs -> Create NTFS file system
mkfs.xfs -> Create XFS file system
mkfs.reiserfs -> Create Reiser file system

and etc etc.

Thank you.

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Old 05-23-2010, 05:01 AM   #2
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Hi,

Just to clarify:

The presence of the mkfs.XXX executables depend a bit on the distro/host you use, not all of them are always present. mkfs should always be present and depending on what else is installed it can create other filesystems then ext2/3.

LFS doesn't have to be build on a ext3 FS, as long as it is a linex FS all is ok (I wouldn't use vfat, msdos or ntfs....).
 
Old 05-23-2010, 05:15 AM   #3
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Hi,

Just to clarify:

The presence of the mkfs.XXX executables depend a bit on the distro/host you use, not all of them are always present. mkfs should always be present and depending on what else is installed it can create other filesystems then ext2/3.
Yup, agree...

Thank you.

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