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Friday, May 2nd, 2008

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8:57p
File systems choices
I'm at a point where I'm about to format a new hard drive into my desktop workstation. I've been using Reiser for ages with no real reason except that it was the default FS when I last formated a hard drive and its ability to efficiently store lots of small files.

The journalised FS choices I have are ext3, ReiserFS or XFS. Any compelling reasons why I should chose any one of them? Bearing in mind that it's a desktop system dealing with a lot of small files, a few large ones and various uses. I occasionally run it as a web server but not more than a dozen users at anytime.

I understand that Suse are moving away from Reiser, although I don't know why. From what I've read ext3 seems a good middle of the road solution. So I'm leaning toward ext3, any reasons why I shouldn't?



EDIT: I've decided to go with the pack and use ext3, although XFS was a close second on the economy on space, big file and big tree performance issues.

Thanks everyone, smoke 'em if you got 'em.
9:34p
Truecrypt hidden volumes
Hi all. Has anyone perhaps, via casual observation, figured out what's happened
to hidden volume support in Truecrypt-5.1? I ask, because every time I attempt
creation of one I get:
root@lappie:~# truecrypt -c
Volume type:
1) Normal
2) Hidden
Select [1]: 2
Error: The selected feature is currently not supported on your platform.
So far googling hasn't turned up anything substantive, except an Italian Ubuntu
forum where a user has encountered the same error. So if anyone has found
anything else that I've perhaps missed, could you please send it my way? Thanks!

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