udev allows Linux users to have a dynamic /dev directory and it provides the ability to have persistent device names. In this tip you will learn about creating the static SCSI device name for /block/sdd as /dev/scsiharddisk.
ZFS has amazing feature set and now it is ported to Mac
ZFS file system developed by Sun for its UNIX operating system. ZFS presents a pooled storage model that completely eliminates the concept of volumes and the associated problems of partitions, provisioning, wasted bandwidth and stranded storage. Thousands of filesystems can draw from a common storage pool, each one consuming only as much space as it actually needs. The combined I/O bandwidth of all devices in the pool is available to all filesystems at all times.
Apple has ported ZFS from Open Solaris to the Mac OS X platform. You can download ZFS beta version here (via ./).
If you are using hot swappable hard disk and created new partition using fdisk then you need to reboot Linux based system to get partition recognized. Without reboot you will NOT able to create filesystem on your newly created or modified partitions with the mke2fs command.
However with partprobe command you should able to create a new file system without rebooting the box. It is a program that informs the operating system kernel of partition table changes, by requesting that the operating system re-read the partition table.
Asked by Payal K.
Q. I would like to know – can I access Linux ext3 partitions from windows 2000 server (dual boot) or windows XP desktop, as I have tons of MP3 and video files downloaded under Linux.
A. It is true that you can easily access your Windows partitions from Linux. However with small free utility called Explore2fs you can easily access Linux ext3 or ext2 partitions too without any problem.
Does ext3 work with windows?
Short answer – Yes.
You can always get your favorite MP3/video or PDF file stored inside Linux ext3 file system. This utility works on
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows ME
- Windows NT 4.0
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
However please note that I don’t recommend to install this utility on a production Linux serer (if you have one) as it does not enforce security permission from windows operating system.One more thing before using this utility make sure you have a backup of all important data.
=> You can download Explore2fs, the WIN32 explorer for Linux ext2fs partitions here.
Read and Write access to Linux file system from Windows
As pointed out by Anonymous user you can use Ext2 Installable File System For Windows, which provide Complete reading and writing access to files and directories of volumes with the Ext2 or Ext3 file system. You can download the software here.