[mythtv-users] ext4 vs XFS for mythbuntu

Mike Holden mythtv at mikeholden.org
Mon Jan 26 19:32:10 UTC 2009

Gareth Glaccum wrote:
> My understanding is that ext4 is available in the beta F11. However,
> F10-F8 require a command line argument to the install kernel (ext4) in
> order to allow for installation to an ext4 device.
> This should mean it doesn't get to be on people's systems unless they know
> it is there (and hopefully then understand the reason why it isn't there
> by default).

Yes, that's during installation, but that's nothing different than needing
to pass a reiser argument, or jfs, or xfs argument in order to use those
filesystem types, which is nothing different to what Fedora has been doing
for years (by default, you get ext2, ext3 filesystems and that's about

Once the OS is installed and booted though, there's nothing to stop you
using any type you like for subsequent filesystems, so long as you install
the appropriate packages first.
Mike Holden

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