whice file system is better?

Francis Earl francis.earl at gmail.com
Thu May 29 07:44:00 UTC 2008

It will have used ext3.

That's fine, although I personlly believe it should at least provide a
different partition for /home by default.

You should be fine, although you'll lose all data if you decide to
switch distro's, or if you want to reinstall for some reason. It really
creates too many hassles for you if you don't have a seperate /home.

If you don't plan on venturing outside of Ubuntu, and you have no issues
with upgrades, you should be fine though with the defaults.

You can look at my previous reply within this thread to see why I
recommend ext3 though.

On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 07:49 +0100, Chris Hallsworth wrote:
> Hi, what's better if you want good performance out of Linux? When I 
> installed Ubuntu I just let it use my entire hard disk space and therefore I 
> would assume it created a partition and formatted it with the defaults. 
> Thanks in advance.
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> Chris Hallsworth
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> From: "Ed Greshko" <Ed.Greshko at greshko.com>
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> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 6:53 AM
> Subject: Re: whice file system is better?
> > alan Gold wrote:
> >
> >> I am newbie in Linux.I want to know which file system is better in 
> >> Ubuntu,
> >> ext2,ext3,reiserfs or others? which system support the Compression just
> >> like ntfs in windows?
> >> Is there some documents on the web?
> >
> > You should probably do your own research and then decide for yourself.  It
> > has a lot to do with what are your requirements and what you mean by
> > "better".  I only see an ongoing debate coming.
> >
> > Oh, which is better...  Pepsi or Coke?
> >
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