The Linux ext3 file system is the default system in many linux derivatives. It allows for journalling, which the ext2 system did not. It also allows in-situ upgrades without asking for a backup first.
You can set up file sharing between windows 7 and Linux mint 16 by simply installing the Ext2 Installable File System on windows which allow windows to read and write into the Linux file system.
No, ext2 does not have journaling support. This wasn't added to ext until ext3.
Only when sharing the filesystem with another Linux system that uses an older filesystem such as ext2.
Several, such as ext2/3/4, ReiserFS, btrfs, cramfs, romfs, SquashFS, and Xiafs.
The ext2 file system was a common file system for Linux systems. It has been supplanted for the most part by ext3 and ext4, which are backwards-compatible with it. It is still used on USB drives since it is not journaled, reducing the number of writes made to the drive (but thus increasing corruptibility).
It really depends - there are a number of file systems, but namely the common ones is EXT2/3/4 for an average user.
There are programs you can download that will read Linux file systems. Common file systems are ext2 and ext3.
Dozens. Linux can read almost every file system in existence, and can write to most of those. Linux can boot off of a FAT16, FAT32, ISO9660, ext2, ext3, ext4, JFS, XFS, ReiserFS, or Reiser4 partition.
82 => Linux swap / Solaris 83 => Linux ext2 & ext3 85 => Linux Extended partition
Depending on the type of file system used, there are several applications that you can use to mount and access Linux partitions from Windows.Ext2FSD (used for ext2 and ext3 partitions. May work with ext4 as well)Ext2 IFS (used for ext2 and ext3 partitions)rfsd (for ReiserFS partitions)Raise Data Recovery (for XFS partitions)
Linux can support a variety of filesystems. Many users choose to use EXT filesystems (ext2,ext3,ext4) but you can also use FAT (windows-compatible) and lesser known filesystems (like ReiserFS)
The Linux kernel supports several file systems "natively," ie. in kernel mode not user mode. ext2/3/4 are the most common. but ReiserFS, XFS, brtfs, FAT, and several more are available.
Part of an answer: Every *nix has its own filesystem. Here's some examples. An arrow "->" means "was replaced by". Linux: ext->ext2->ext3Sun Solaris: FFS->UFSBSD: FFSIBM AIX: JFSHP HP-UX: HFSSGI IRIX: EFS->XFSLinux can read most or all of these.
There are a couple different IFS (Installable File System) drivers that can be used to do this. Links to them are posted in the "Related links" section below.
An ext2 file system can be created through a variety of methods. The crudest method, where the partition occupies an entire disk, can be done on most Linux distributions with the commandmkfs.ext2 /dev/hdaOther frontends, such as cfdisk or GPartEd, will allow you to more easily create partitions of different sizes on the disk.
ext2, ext3, ReiserFS, are some native file systems
It matters what file systems you or your distributor build the Linux Kernel to support. Generally EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4 are the defaults. EXT4 is recommend for modern Linux installs. Many other files systems are be supported if built into the kernel FAT (12, 16, and 32), XFS, NTFS (using fuse), and etc.
The normal common file system is ext2 or 3.
You specify an ext2 file system instead of ext3 when you don't want to use the extended journaling feature that ext3 offers.
The main benefit of ext3 over ext2 is that it supports "journaling", which allows for easier recovery of files in the event of corruption or fragmentation. However, it performs poorly against ReiserFS or JFS in this regard. The only major advantage that ext3 has versus these other file systems is that it is backwards-compatible with ext2 tools, which were created before ReiserFS was, or before JFS was available for Linux.
Really depends on the file type. Most linux applications can save to a format that is used by their windows/mac counterpart. Either that or they use a file type that is ubiquitous and compatible for all file systems. Where you might have trouble is accessing off of a ext2/3/4 partition. For this you can install the ext2fsd or ext2ifs (at least on windows) to access files that are stored on your 'linux' partitions.
Windows only supports file systems such as FAT, exFAT, and NTFS. Linux has a wide variety of file systems that depends on distributions and the file system, may be officially or unofficially supported. For the most part, you can be sure that EXT2/3/4 are supported at the minimum and anything else extra you will need to refer to the documentation (for filesystems like ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, ZFS, or BtrFS). It also do support FAT for compatibility, and for platform-specific file systems like NTFS or HFS/HFS+ are at the bare minimum.
There are several file systems employed by both operating systems, thus you need to be more specific when asking for a comparison. Windows most commonly uses NTFS these days, although older versions used FAT. There are several popular file systems for Linux, depending on usage. The most common is ext3 or ext4, although ext2, ReiserFS, JFS, XFS, and several others all have fairly common usage.
Quite simply, because Windows hasn't been programmed to recognise ext-type filesystems. Out of the box, Windows won't be able to identify ext3 and ext2 filesystems, and will probably consider them corrupted. Fortunately, you can install a driver for ext2 and ext3 filesystems into most versions of Windows. It's called ext2 IFS, and is linked below. With this driver installed, you can mount most ext-type partitions as ext2. (NOTE: ext3 is technically not supported. This means that using ext2 IFS will disable journaling, as that's the main difference between ext2 and ext3)