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FAT32? Linux ext2? Linux Ext3?

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by ALKERguitar, Oct 12, 2003.

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  1. ALKERguitar

    ALKERguitar Thread Starter

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    Aaahhhhhh, what do I do? I want to format a partition on my hard drive, because I'm not going to get my second hard drive for a while.. this'll just be temp. I have Redhat Linux, and I was wondering how to format this partition. My choices are:
    FAT32
    NTFS
    Linux Ext2
    Linux Ext3
    BTW, I'm using PartitionMagic.
    Thank you,
    ~Alker
     
  2. codejockey

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    If you intend t use the partition for Linux, you should choose ext2 or ext3 (there are other choices as well, but they do not appear in your list, so I assume that Partition Magic does not know about them). Of the choices you listed, I recommend ext3 (a journaling file system). You can also use ext2 (a non-journaling file system).

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. ALKERguitar

    ALKERguitar Thread Starter

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    Sure does, thank you very much.
    Peace
    ~Alker
     
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