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Old 05-03-2003, 07:57 PM   #1
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Linux File Systems


I'm trying to format a new additional HDD. I'm given the choice of ext2/ext3/Reiserfs filesystems. What are they? Where can I find more info about them?

Also how do I find out what file system my hda is using?
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That will show you what filesystem your current mounted partitions are running.

More info on those filesystems can be found from a search on this site, or on

Your decision should be between ext3 and ReiserFS since ext3 is ext2 simply add journaling.

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I would suggest ReiserFS. Have ir running on 3 PCs.
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I would also suggest reiser.
You can use fdisk in a terminal to check partition types
there is an option which displays all the partitions and there file system type
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A great article explaining the different filesystems available for Linux. Site requires registration.


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