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Old 08-30-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
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What File System is best used for formatting a file system.
I noticed a number of file systems. In most Books about linux they format partitions using ext2. What are the differences that governs using a specific file System? What are your recommendations For a 20GB hard disk?
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Depends on what you expect. ext2 is quite fast. Its one of the most traditional, and has been around for some time. But journalled filesystems are much more reliable. As a general rule, go for these.

Journalled: ext3, reiserFS, jfs and xfs.
Not journalled: ext2.

If a partition is small, though, prefer ext2. The journal takes some space.

This is quite a good reading:

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just depends on your preference.

ext2 is a little older, but still often used.
i prefer ReiserFS now
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