12 Centos Filesystems How To’s

EXT2

ext2 was the default filesystem in several Linux distributions, including Debian and Red Hat Linux, until supplanted more recently by ext3, which is almost completely compatible with ext2 and is a journaling file system. ext2 is still the filesystem of choice for flash-based storage media (such as SD cards, and USB flash drives), since its lack of a journal increases performance and minimizes the number of writes, and flash devices have a limited number of write cycles. Recent kernels, however, support a journal-less mode of ext4, which would offer the same benefit, along with a number of ext4-specific benefits.

EXT3

ext3, or third extended filesystem, is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions.

FAT16

With the initial implementation of FAT16 not actually providing for larger partition sizes than FAT12, the early benefit of FAT16 was to enable the use of smaller clusters, making disk usage more efficient, particularly for large numbers of files only a few hundred bytes in size.

  • Format a Hard Drive with FAT16 filesystem
  • Format a USB Drive with FAT16 filesystem
  • Format a SD Card with FAT16 filesystem
  • Mounting a FAT16 Filesystem
  • Migrating FAT16 filesystem to FAT32
  • Migrating FAT16 Filesystem to NTFS Filesystem
  • Recovering FAT16 Filesystem

FAT32

  • Format a Hard Drive with FAT32 filesystem
  • Format a USB Drive with FAT32 filesystem
  • Format a SD Card with FAT32 filesystem
  • Mounting a FAT32 Filesystem
  • Recovering FAT32 Filesystem
  • Migrating FAT32 filesystem to FAT16
  • Migrating FAT32 Filesystem to NTFS Filesystem

HFS

  • Mounting USB Drive with HFS Filesystem
  • Paritioning a disk with HFS Filesystem
  • Migrating HFS Filesystem to FAT16 Filesystem
  • Migrating HFS Filesystem to FAT32 Filesystem
  • Migrating HFS Filesystem to EXT2 Filesystem
  • Migrating HFS Filesystem to EXT3 Filesystem
  • Migrating HFS Filesystem to NTFS Filesystem

JFS

  • Formatting an JFS Filesystem
  • Mounting a JFS Filesystem
  • Resizing an JFS Filesystem
  • Migrating JFS Filesystem to EXT2 Filesystem
  • Migrating JFS Filesystem to EXT3 Filesystem
  • Activating TRIM support for JFS Filesystem
  • Installing and Formating a JFS Filesystem on Amazon Linux AMI
  • Defragmenting an JFS Filesystem

Linux-Swap

  • Removing SWAP disk/file
  • Creating SWAP file for SWAP Memory
  • Mount a disk as SWAP Memory
  • Mount a File as SWAP Memory
  • Resize SWAP Partition

NTFS

  • Mounting a NTFS Filesystem
  • Partitioning NTFS Filesystem
  • Installing NTFS Filesystem Drivers
  • Recovering an NTFS Filesystem
  • Migrating an NTFS Filesystem to DOS Filesystem
  • Formating an NTFS Filesystem
  • Defragmenting an NTFS Filesystem

Reiserfs

  • Installing Reiserfs Filesystem Drivers
  • Partioning Reiserfs Filesystem
  • Formating Reiserfs Filesystem
  • Mounting Reiserfs Filesystem
  • Labelling an Reiserfs Filesystem
  • Resizing an Reiserfs Filesystem
  • Recovering an Reiserfs Filesystem

HP-UFS

  • Installing/Enable HP-UFS Filesystem Drivers/Modules
  • Checking HP-UFS Filesystem Support
  • Mounting HP-UFS Filesystem

Sun-UFS

  • Installing/Enable Sun-UFS Filesystem Drivers/Modules
  • Checking Sun-UFS Filesystem Support
  • Mounting Sun-UFS Filesystem

XFS

  • Enabling XFS Filesystem
  • Mounting XFS Filesystem
  • Formatting an XFS Filesystem
  • Mounting XFS Filesystem
  • Resizing an XFS Filesystem
  • Enabling quotas on XFS Filesystem
  • Migrating XFS to EXT4 Filesystem
  • Migrating XFS to EXT3 Filesystem