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which ext# format to use on /opt usb drive?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by consorts, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. consorts

    consorts Regular Contributor

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    yamon3 wants ext4

    diversion wants ext2

    compromise with ext3 ?

    make 2 separate partitions ?

    so what's a boy to do :confused:
     
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Use any of these. They are just recommendations, not requirements.
     
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  3. Zonkd

    Zonkd Regular Contributor

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    I suggest ext4 with journalling disabled.

    Note: in examples below my target partition was sda1, yours may differ.

    To format ext4 no journal:
    Code:
    mke2fs -t ext4 -O ^has_journal /dev/sda1
    To relabel the drive:
    Code:
    tune2fs -L "myusbdrive" /dev/sda1