Re: Which filesystem for a notebook?
I have heard that ext3 is an extremely easy upgrade from ext2. So my
initial impression would be to try ext2, and if you decide you just really
must have jorunaling ... benefits including not having to fsck all the
time, and only having to deal with the rollback if you crash out ... disads
including that the kernel *must* must *must* be [foo] aware if you're gonna
do this to the root volume. Which would preculde you just "grabbing the
latest" without super-triple-checking that your jounraling fs of choice is
in there ... but additional advantage to ext3 for
a. making it such an easy changeover.
I mean, I recommand a backup anyway, but not haviing to do a
scrub-and-restore just to go on with life is good too.
b. when the journals are properly closed, looking just like ext2
and being mountable that way.
Possible advantage for the hearsay that ext3 is actually exceedingly stable,
too -- I saw a very nicely done white paper about it which convinced me, but
My hubby cut me a woody/xfs boot cd but its framebuffer apparently hates my
desktop machine. It seems the instructions about how to get text mode don't
work on that one either. (d'oh!) I wouldn't hold that against xfs, but
just a general "be careful" note when booting off the new installer
minidiscs and especially any that aren't from debian.org (in this case I
didn't cut it myself so I'm not sure). Lots of laptops have, err, exciting
but slightly offcolor video cards, and we really can't just swap them out.
But there are people cooking up bootfloppies or bootcds for the journaling
* Heather Stern * star@ many places...
On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 09:51:55AM -0700, Bret Comstock Waldow wrote:
> I use ext3. I was warned about reiserfs.
> I chose ext3 because I wanted some safety from journaling, and I am
> still booting between GNU/Linux and MS operating systems. ext3 is ext2,
> and PartitionMagic can handle resizing an ext2 partition.
> There are GNU tools that resize an existing partition - can any of them
> handle reiserfs, ext2(3), XFS?
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