Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-03-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: greece
Distribution: ubuntu 6.06 amd64
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 15
to windows defragment-to linux what???

1what actions we use instead of defragment to linux ???
2 what actions needed to maintain our system???

Thanks for your attention
Old 07-03-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: Slackware64 14.0
Posts: 4,138

Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
From what I've read and seen, Linux file systems don't need defragmenting. As far as maintaining your system goes, it depends partly on what you're using it for. However, I'd recommend looking through the references here at, I've found them very useful.
Old 07-03-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
LQ Veteran
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 85
As gilead mentioned, due to their design, Linux file systems don't need to be defragmented, so the basic answer is "don't worry about it".

There are a couple of utilities floating around that are designed to defrag ext2, but personally I've never used them nor seen any reason to use them
Old 07-03-2006, 08:03 PM   #4
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: greece
Distribution: ubuntu 6.06 amd64
Posts: 132

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15

thank you guys
Old 07-04-2006, 02:29 AM   #5
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Earth
Distribution: BLFS customized
Posts: 160

Rep: Reputation: 31
Yeah... Forget about PROBLEMATIC NTFS AND FAT32 defrags...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
defragment for Linux alaios Linux - General 1 08-16-2005 04:15 AM
how to defragment a linux partition?? fhameed Linux - Software 7 01-07-2005 11:37 AM
defragment linux glock19 Linux - General 11 09-14-2004 07:22 PM
No Defragment for Linux weronpc Linux - Newbie 6 02-11-2004 01:21 PM
Defragment in Linux ras123 Linux - General 5 02-05-2004 05:10 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration