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Old 11-29-2010, 01:52 AM   #1
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difference between filesystems


hi to everyone. There are different kinds of file systems which are being used by different operating systems like ext2 and ext3 by linux and vfat and ntfs by windows. What I would like to know from any one is the difference in architecture of these files systems. Why there is ext for linux and why we can't use ntfs in linux. Any one interested to reply plz.

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Old 11-29-2010, 03:36 AM   #2
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The good questions put up.

An another discussion was going on same topic you may find your relevant answer in this link http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...systems-78636/

But however in nutshell I want to say like ext filesystem meant for linux and Fat and NTFS meant for Windows.


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Why there is ext for linux and why we can't use ntfs in linux.
Yes You can use NTFS filesystem in your Linux box but for this your linux should have FUSE module. NTFS-3G is a project which is meant for this purpose, It's official page is http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/ Read this you will get good idea how to implement NTFS filesystem on your Linux distribution and you can download the ntfs-3g package also from this site.

I am myself using my NTFS formatted Ext. HDD for backup purpose in my Fedora 14 since now days fedora comes with inbuilt fuse module which is capable to read/write NTFS partition.

HTH

Charanjit Singh

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Old 11-29-2010, 03:41 AM   #3
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This question seems like course work, I hope google will help you
 
Old 11-29-2010, 04:35 AM   #4
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ext2 filesystem -- Journaling is not available

ext3 Filesystem -- Journal is available

ext4 Filesystem -- You have the option to enable and disable Journal.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 06:49 AM   #5
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ext2 filesystem -- Journaling is not available

ext3 Filesystem -- Journal is available

ext4 Filesystem -- You have the option to enable and disable Journal.
You are able to disable the journal on ext3, but the it will act as ext2. And I think they are more differences than the ability to enable/disable the journal between ext3 and ext4.

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Why there is ext for linux and why we can't use ntfs in linux.
As cj_cheema already stated, you are able to use NTFS in Linux, but you can't install Linux on a NTFS-partition. This is because NTFS lacks support for the fine grained user management of Linux.

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