View Full Version : [all variants] super-standard installation?

July 2nd, 2010, 02:12 AM
I was trying to figure out file systems in linux so I went to the ubuntu documentation. under linux file systems explained it says that ext3 is best for "super-standard installation" and ext4 is " Best choice for new installations where super-standard isn't necessary." so I searched these forums and googled it on the web but I cant find anything about " super-standard installation". Anybody know what this is? :confused:

July 2nd, 2010, 02:19 AM
This is just a wild guess, because I'm also rather new to ubuntu, but I have noticed that the documentation can be little "late" for some things.
It might have been written when ext4 was still new with 9.04, and most people just used ext3 because you could depend on it. However, since then, ext4 is the default filesystem for 9.10 and 10.04 and it seems to work just fine.
I guess they meant when ext4 was new, keep to the old trusted ext3 for standard wide installs.
This is just my personal interpretation. :)

I used ext4 on Karmic and now on Lucid and all looks fine as far as I can tell. :)