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Old 04-18-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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Linux Filesystem


Does anyone know what file system Linux uses?
 
Old 04-18-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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that all depends on what file sytem you installed linux onto ?????

most people use ext2/3
but the kernel will also support fat fat32 ntfs minix ect ect ect ect.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
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Is this what your asking?
http://www.linux-mag.com/2000-06/newbies_01.html
http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/
 
Old 04-18-2004, 02:06 PM   #4
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don't forget about reiserfs
 
Old 04-18-2004, 02:07 PM   #5
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ext2/3
reiserfs
jfs
xfs
vfat

-Joey

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Old 04-18-2004, 02:54 PM   #6
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I know how the file system works, what I am asking is what it is called. I figure its not FAT, FAT32, or NTFS. I am guessing that it is going to be similar or the as unix file system.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 03:01 PM   #7
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Try typing "mount" to see what filesystem(s) you are using.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 05:23 PM   #8
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typed mount and got about 30 responces. If you could just give me the first three letters of the name of the fiesystem, I could work it out by typing mount.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 05:49 PM   #9
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How are people supposed to know what filesystem you are running? Everyone just told you all the different filesystems..... I don't understand....

[root@darkstar ~] mount
/dev/hda1 on / type xfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/sr0 on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev)

There... My Slackware partition is on /dev/hda1. It is the 'root' partition because it's indicated as such by the "/" and the type of filesystem is XFS..... I don't understand......
 
Old 04-18-2004, 05:49 PM   #10
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What joey.dale posted are the names of linux file systems.

ext2 - second extended filesystem
http://www.science.unitn.it/~fiorell...lk/node95.html

ext3 - A revised ext2 filesystem that includes journaling.

reiserfs - reiser file system
http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/homes/f...r/reiserfs.php

xfs - A journaling filesystem created SGI.
http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/index.html

jfs - A journaling filesystem created by IBM
http://www-124.ibm.com/jfs/

I guess I do not really understand your question.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 06:01 AM   #11
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So I guess that Linux uses etx2, ext3, xfx and jfs together? Is there no underlying filesystem that Linux uses?
 
Old 04-19-2004, 07:09 AM   #12
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So I guess that Linux uses etx2, ext3, xfx and jfs together?
It uses whichever file-system you selected during installation.

It would only use them together if you formatted each partition in a different file-system.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 07:18 AM   #13
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So which filesystem is the default in a Mandrake install? As for the quote about the world coming to an end. It never does millions die in wars but there is always someone smart enough to build a nuclear bunker and keep a woman there for breeding and plenty food and water.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 07:34 AM   #14
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Linux isn't that narrow minded as windows is. It supports a wide variety of filesystems.
For the operative system and it's partitions it usually use one of ext, ext2, reiserfs.

In addition to that it supports many filesystems. Text below taken from man mount:
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The file system types which are currently supported are: adfs, affs, autofs, coda, coherent, cramfs, devpts, efs, ext, ext2, ext3, hfs, hpfs, iso9660, jfs, minix, msdos, ncpfs, nfs, ntfs, proc, qnx4, ramfs, reiserfs, romfs, smbfs, sysv, tmpfs, udf, ufs, umsdos, vfat, xenix, xfs, xiafs.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 09:55 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by HadesThunder
So which filesystem is the default in a Mandrake install?
Which version did you install? It is probably either reiserfs or ext3. The online documentation lacks any details in this area and it has been awhile since the last time I installed Mandrake.

As suggested in a previous post type in the command mount without any options. This will list all filesystem already mounted with the filsystem type and its permissions.

No underlying filesystem with linux. There are advantages and disadvantages to each filesystem.
 
  


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