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Old 10-03-2003, 06:22 AM   #1
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install ???


New to linux...

What Filesystem(s) do I put on partitioned HD...seems to be a # of choices, have 640 meg of ram. I know what the swap file is about but what are the others about??

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Old 10-03-2003, 07:08 AM   #2
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Any of the Journaled file systems. Ext3, ReiserFS, etc are the way to go. As for which is better, Maybe someone can point out any pros/cons for each.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:33 AM   #3
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For me, I prefer the Ext3 filesystem for a very simple reason: If the machine goes down and I need to boot from a rescue floppy in order to resurect it, I can mount the ext3 filesystem as a normal ext2 filesystem and it will work fine! Not all rescue systems have the option of mounting reiser filesystems... most do, but not all. I believe that reiser is a faster filesystem than ext3, but since filesystem speed is not of huge importance to me (I'm not running file servers, or anything), I am quite happy with ext2.

There are others, such as xfs, jfs, and so on...

If you're looking for a simple system to use as a desktop machine, then you probably won't notice the difference, so go with the default unless you have some burning reason not too.

Oh, and welcome to LQ.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:45 AM   #4
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Thymox, thanks for the details. I run Ext3 myself, and that very problem happened to me as well. Mounting as Ext2 and running tune2fs -j reinstated the journal.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:29 AM   #5
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Thanks....I will just install as default...just looking to surf the web and watch TV... Mandrake found my averTV card, are their any programs for the tv card
 
Old 10-03-2003, 10:25 AM   #6
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Couldn't hurt to google for the tv card progs, or search around SourceForge.net (its your bestest friend when it comes to open source).
 
  


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