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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?

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 think one of boot disk of woody is reiserfs-ready. So I could just start with a plain hdd.

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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