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Old 12-26-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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What filesystem do most people use, or choose when installing Linux?

I have used reiserfs in the past but am having a problem on a new install.
Do most people use reiser?
What do most linux users use?
Old 12-26-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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ext3 I imagine
Old 12-26-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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ext3 , will be 4 .
I NEVER have likes LVM -- it burned me to many times
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The ReiserFS may not be well maintained. Ext3 is the mainstay filesystem for Linux workstations. If this is for a video file server or a large database, one of the others like xfs or jfs may be better. Ext3 ( and ReiserFS ) are written to be used across a large base of computers, and so isn't optimized as much as some others, but is more reliable if you have an accidental shutdown, which is more apt to happen on a workstation.
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Another vote for ext3.
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I go for ext3
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
ext3 , will be 4 .
I NEVER have likes LVM -- it burned me to many times
LVM isn't a filesystem though - you still create a filesystem within the LVM just as you would on a partition.
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I use ext3 and even some of my servers have the same file system.
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If you are have a partition where you have large files such as videos then xfs is good. Other than that I have used reiserfs too and found it works just find. However, I always use ext3 other than for my video partitions these days.
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and I think LVM sucks more than a Hoover for workstations
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I've only ever used ext3, because I've never got around to checking out the alternatives.
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ext3 is the pretty standard for workstation install. I have XFS running on an old Dell Latitude CPx, and am really pretty impressed with it. I have crashed/hard shutdown a few different times for different reasons, and have had no ill effects.
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I prefer 'ext2/3' for support that will be around for GNU/Linux.
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I always use XFS except for my boot partitions because I have many files that are in the order of gigabytes; but even for small files, xfs can be quite fast providing that the proper options are applied.
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