Change the section related to choosing a filesystem: note that ext3 is now the default

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<sect>Mounting partitions the right way
<p>
When mounting an ext2 partition, there are several additional options
you can apply to the mount call or to <file>/etc/fstab</file>. For
instance, this is my fstab entry for the <file>/tmp</file> partition:
When mounting an <tt>ext2</tt> or <tt>ext3</tt> file system, there are several
additional options you can apply to the mount call or to
<file>/etc/fstab</file>. For instance, this is my fstab entry for the
<file>/tmp</file> partition:
<example>
/dev/hda7 /tmp ext2 defaults,nosuid,noexec,nodev 0 2
......@@ -470,7 +471,7 @@ You see the difference in the options sections. The option
and <tt>nodev</tt> ignores device files. This sounds great, but it:
<list>
<item>only applies to ext2 file systems
<item>only applies to <tt>ext2</tt> or <tt>ext3</tt> file systems
<item>can be circumvented easily
</list>
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......@@ -97,9 +97,9 @@ physical volumes.
<p>During the system partitioning you also have to decide which
file system you want to use. The default file system selected in the
Debian installation for Linux partitions is <tt>ext2</tt>. However, it
is recommended you switch to a journalling file system, such as
<tt>ext3</tt>, <tt>reiserfs</tt>, <tt>jfs</tt> or <tt>xfs</tt>, to
Debian installation for Linux partitions is <tt>ext3</tt>, a journaling
file system. It is recommended that you always use a journaling file system,
such as <tt>ext3</tt>, <tt>reiserfs</tt>, <tt>jfs</tt> or <tt>xfs</tt>, to
minimize the problems derived from a system crash in the following
cases:
......@@ -137,6 +137,11 @@ more difficult to have it access <tt>reiserfs</tt> or <tt>xfs</tt>.
does file-data journalling while others do only meta-data journalling, see
<url id="http://lwn.net/2001/0802/a/ext3-modes.php3">.
<p>Notice, however, that there are some partitions that might not
benefit from using a journaling filesystem. For example, if you are using a
separate partition for <file>/tmp/</file> you might be better off
using a standard <tt>ext2</tt> filesystem as it will be cleaned up
when the system boots.
<sect>Do not plug to the Internet until ready
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<sect id="changelog">Changelog/History
<sect1>Version 3.14 (November 2008)
<p>Changes by Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña.
<list>
<item>Change the section related to choosing a filesystem: note that ext3 is
now the default.
</list>
<sect1>Version 3.13 (Februrary 2008)
<p>Changes by Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña.
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