Re: Which filesystem for a notebook?
Mark Janssen wrote:
On Thu, 2002-04-11 at 13:02, Michal Frackowiak wrote:
I am going to install linux on a Mitac 6120 (p3 700) machine with 12gb
hdd. My question is however a general one: which filesystem to install?
The possibilities are:
1. ext2 - standard
2. ext3 - with logging
3. raiserfs - with logging
If you want more battery life, stick with ext2, since the journaling
filesystems keep the harddisk spinning all the time.
No way to stop it? No standby?
I think one of boot disk of woody is reiserfs-ready. So I could just
start with a plain hdd.
Installing reiser is harder, since you need to install somewhere, get a
reiser capable kernel, reboot with that, make reiser filesystems and
move your data from the 'somewhere' location to the real filesystems.
I've had reiserfs on my laptop for a long time... but at the last
disk-crash (all filesystems broken) I switched to ext3 (because it was
in 2.4 kernel then, and I didn't want to go through all the hassle of
reiser installation etc.
Did I mention the system MUST be stable ;)
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