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Old 02-15-2005, 05:54 AM   #1
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Slackware 10.1, ext2 or journaling?

Slackware 10.1 what file system would you recommend, ext2 or journaling.

I was advised to use journaling(Especially after the error I had the previous time when I forced my machine to shutdown and that caused the partitioned not to be unmounted on the right way so after the restart I couldn’t load slackware.).

Old 02-15-2005, 06:00 AM   #2
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Personally (this is my opinion only - keep this in mind) I like reiserfs. ext3 is a good choice also. I've never used xfs so I can't comment on that but if you really want the *right* filesystem for you do a google on them as there are benchmarks out there. Each filesystem has strenghts and weaknesses depending on what you want to use it for.
Old 02-15-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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if you have children or little ETs or any kind of creature that could (as you said) force a non-normal shutdown, you'd better use a journaling fs. It may get a little slower but it's safer..
Old 02-15-2005, 07:46 AM   #4
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ext3 is fine and ext2 compatible... There is no reason not to use ext3... Much quicker to reboot after a power outage or whatever...
Old 02-15-2005, 07:59 AM   #5
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Out of interest, Linuxformat mag reviewed all the file systems and found Reiserfs the best for desktop use. I use it with Slackware 10 without any problems.
Old 02-15-2005, 01:30 PM   #6
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I'd definitely go for reiserfs or ext3 coz of the reasons mentioned by others. Ext2 is just a pain when there have been power outages etc coz it can take forever to check your file system.


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