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Old 10-05-2007, 12:48 AM   #31
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Thanks for the in depth response salasi. I have twenty gigs of hard won, ripped, and acquired music, the only decent thing on my original drive. So, the 320 drive I just bought is going to have Linux on it and Linux alone. My personal use is going to be games, text editing, and web browsing. So, the file system use will be anything you imagine a college student doing. I'm eighteen and in college, studying computer science. Everyone I have ever talked to said that successful 'computer people' either learned their stuff from Linux or did off the record stuff online. I'm here with Linux, because my programming classes aren't doing enough IMO.

You're right, I do want to use the music in the FAT32 system from Linux, there won't be a problem with that will there? While I'm running Linux I can play the music files that are stored on the Windows drive, right? Otherwise, worst case scenario which doesn't bother me, I can import the music onto the new drive and play it in a different format. If that makes no sense tell me.

I'm going to keep trying to install openSUSE. Good night, or morning.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 12:50 AM   #32
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Thanks for the in depth response salasi. I have twenty gigs of hard won, ripped, and acquired music, the only decent thing on my original drive. So, the 320 drive I just bought is going to have Linux on it and Linux alone. My personal use is going to be games, text editing, and web browsing. So, the file system use will be anything you imagine a college student doing. I'm eighteen and in college, studying computer science. Everyone I have ever talked to said that successful 'computer people' either learned their stuff from Linux or did off the record stuff online. I'm here with Linux, because my programming classes aren't doing enough IMO.

You're right, I do want to use the music in the FAT32 system from Linux, there won't be a problem with that will there? While I'm running Linux I can play the music files that are stored on the Windows drive, right? Otherwise, worst case scenario which doesn't bother me, I can import the music onto the new drive and play it in a different format. If that makes no sense tell me.

I'm going to keep trying to install openSUSE. Good night, or morning.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 03:51 AM   #33
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If you are into programming, try Gentoo or Slackware. IMHO, Gentoo is a better choice because all the needed tools are already installed.

Programming classes in college only provides you a foot step for the particular language that you are studying. I suggest apply for Google Summer Camp to test your programming language limits.

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If you only have Windows 2000 and up and you want to format a partition as FAT32 that is larger than 32 GB, use Linux utility named mkdosfs.


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Also, do NOT use FAT32 with anything. Saw a comment regarding FAT32 and Ubuntu. Ubuntu does not even offer that as a default, so it must have been a deliberate choice. Sounds like time for you to reload.
There are no problems with FAT32 besides the permission problems. FAT32 does not have UNIX permissions, so choose the permissions wisely while mounting a FAT32 partition. Ubuntu users are normally novice, so the suggestions that these users make at the Ubuntu forums is usually none sense and they do not understand the difference between DOS attributes and UNIX file permissions.
 
Old 10-05-2007, 05:52 AM   #34
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I've only ever tried ext3.
 
Old 10-06-2007, 02:56 AM   #35
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.. I have twenty gigs of hard won, ripped, and acquired music, the only decent thing on my original drive...
You're right, I do want to use the music in the FAT32 system from Linux, there won't be a problem with that will there? While I'm running Linux I can play the music files that are stored on the Windows drive, right?
That should be fine. Just don't install Linux onto your FAT volume (you wouldn't install windows onto a linux-formatted volume. even if you could, would you?).

Mount the fat volume and just use it as a data store. If you are really paranoid, try to regard it as a read-only volume from linux. (Anyway, if you do have a problem, which is unlikely, you will have a back-up right? After all, the information on it is important to you!)

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I'm going to keep trying to install openSUSE. Good night, or morning.
Over the years, I have been quite happy with SuSE. The last couple of iterations have had one or two disappointing aspect, though. Here's hoping that 10.3 is an improvement over 10.2 and 10.1.

If your specific objective is learning, at the next upgrade, you might want to consider Slackware. The do-it-yourself philosophy of slackware may be more work initially, but it does force you to learn. For the moment, stick to something which actually makes some concessions to ease of use, otherwise the learning curve might be too much. (And you might find slackware seems too much like hard work...some people do. But, fortunately, you have a choice.)
 
Old 10-06-2007, 05:58 AM   #36
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ext3

I use ext3 on slackware
 
Old 10-06-2007, 07:42 PM   #37
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What do I use?

I thought I included this in my post, probably embedded in there somewhere!

I use the following drive formats:

ext3 - Linux systems
NTFS - Windows systems
FAT - Shared files between Windows and Linux

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 09:33 PM   #38
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Thumbs up Why does it not surprise me...

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Hi, I vote ext3.

Also I will extend this by pointing you to the best page I have ever found on performance tuning your ext3 patition.

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...-dirindex.html

So the next time you make an ext3 fs, remember this little extra:

mke2fs -j -O dir_index -L YOUR_LABEL /dev/sdxN (thats a cap o in there)

you may as well man mke2fs and tune2fs.

Cheers

Thanks, bro - this is exactly the information that I was looking for! Although, I have to admit I had a feeling that the first good site on performance would have something to do with Gentoo! Haha, I guess some stereotypes of different distro users are somewhat true.

I say this only in a jokingly manner since I'm a Slackware user. I think in the Linux stereotype hierarchy, Gentoo and Slackware users are like cousins or brothers or something.

Thanks for posting this link, it will be very useful for me!
 
Old 01-08-2008, 12:05 PM   #39
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Ext3 at home, Reiser at work

I have a multi-drive multi-boot system at home using ext3 for the Linux drive. At work we have a SLES 9 server with RAID-1 for the boot/root drives and RAID-5 for usr/var all using resier.

I haven't had any issues with either.
 
  


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