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fs


       sysv, smb, ncpfs


DESCRIPTION

       When,  as  is customary, the proc filesystem is mounted on
       /proc, you can find in the  file  /proc/filesystems  which
       filesystems your kernel currently supports.  If you need a
       currently unsupported one, insert the corresponding module
       or recompile the kernel.

       In  order  to  use a filesystem, you have to mount it, see
       mount(8) for the mount  command,  and  for  the  available
       mount options.

       Below  a  short  description  of  a  few  of the available
       filesystems.

       minix  is the  filesystem  used  in  the  Minix  operating
              system,  the  first  to  run under Linux.  It has a
              number  of  shortcomings:  a  64MB  partition  size
              limit,  short  filenames, a single time stamp, etc.
              It remains useful for floppies and RAM disks.

       ext    is an elaborate extension of the minix  filesystem.
              It  has  been  completely  superseded by the second
              version of the extended filesystem (ext2)  and  has
              been removed from the kernel (in 2.1.21).

       ext2   is  the  high  performance  disk filesystem used by
              Linux for fixed disks as well as  removable  media.
              The  second  extended filesystem was designed as an
              extension of the extended file system (ext).   ext2
              offers  the best performance (in terms of speed and
              CPU  usage)  of  the  filesystems  supported  under
              Linux.

       ext3   is  a journaling version of the ext2 filesystem. It
              is easy to switch back and forth between  ext2  and
              ext3.

       xiafs  was  designed  and implemented to be a stable, safe
              filesystem by extending the Minix filesystem  code.
              It  provides  the  basic  most  requested  features
              without undue complexity.  The xia filesystem is no
              longer  actively  developed  or maintained.  It was
              removed from the kernel in 2.1.21.

       msdos  is the filesystem used by DOS,  Windows,  and  some
              OS/2  computers.   msdos filenames can be no longer
              than 8 characters, followed by an  optional  period
              and 3 character extension.


       iso9660
              is a CD-ROM filesystem type conforming to  the  ISO
              9660 standard.

              High Sierra
                     Linux supports High Sierra, the precursor to
                     the   ISO   9660   standard    for    CD-ROM
                     filesystems.  It is automatically recognized
                     within the iso9660 filesystem support  under
                     Linux.

              Rock Ridge
                     Linux  also  supports the System Use Sharing
                     Protocol records specified by the Rock Ridge
                     Interchange  Protocol.   They  are  used  to
                     further describe the files  in  the  iso9660
                     filesystem  to  a  UNIX  host,  and  provide
                     information such as long filenames, UID/GID,
                     POSIX   permissions,  and  devices.   It  is
                     automatically recognized within the  iso9660
                     filesystem support under Linux.

       hpfs   is  the  High Performance Filesystem, used in OS/2.
              This filesystem is read-only under Linux due to the
              lack of available documentation.

       sysv   is   an   implementation  of  the  SystemV/Coherent
              filesystem for Linux.  It implements all  of  Xenix
              FS, SystemV/386 FS, and Coherent FS.

       nfs    is  the  network  filesystem  used  to access disks
              located on remote computers.

       smb    is a  network  filesystem  that  supports  the  SMB
              protocol,  used  by Windows for Workgroups, Windows
              NT, and Lan Manager.

              To use smb fs, you need a  special  mount  program,
              which  can be found in the ksmbfs package, found at
              ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/Filesystems/smbfs.

       ncpfs  is  a  network  filesystem  that  supports  the NCP
              protocol, used by Novell NetWare.

              To use ncpfs, you need special programs, which  can
              be found at ftp://linux01.gwdg.de/pub/ncpfs.


SEE ALSO

       proc(5), fsck(8), mkfs(8), mount(8)

  

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