[ILUG] Flash card ext3 format?
longword at esatclear.ie
Tue Jan 27 14:38:17 GMT 2004
John A. Kinsella wrote:
> just bought 128 Mb flash (usb) card (keyring type job). (USB-007 via net
> - v good value).
> Works fine, mounts as a mass storage device.
> Pre-formatted as vfat.
> Is there any reason not to format as ext3? (Wierd firmware stuff???)
Because of the journal, ext3 will write more to flash than ext2 so I'd
advise against that. Personally I'd leave it vfat unless you really
needed the UNIXisms or you wanted to boot from it - and even then I'd
probably try to do lnx-bbc as a loopback fs file stored on FAT.
Everything reads VFAT.
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