Having already created partitions to house our filesystems earlier in this chapter, we can now use these to experiment with different types of filesystems. The next few sections show how to create different types of journaling filesystems and provide some guidance on mounting and using these types of filesystems.

TT^v^^^iii^S*The utilities used to create EXT2 and EXT3 filesystems (mkfs.ext2 and mkfs.ext3) ■W -a i-.-.,".are actually hard links to the mke2fs utility (as is the mkfs.ext3 utility discussed in the next section). The mke2fs utility was written long ago, before the mkfs.filesystem-type naming convention was developed. The mke2fs utility therefore takes different options and behaves differently depending upon how it is invoked from the command line.

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