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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>2.3</version> 11<version>2.4</version>
12<date>2005-08-25</date> 12<date>2006-06-20</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title> 15<title>Introduction to Block Devices</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>Block Devices</title> 17<title>Block Devices</title>
643<p> 643<p>
644Several filesystems are available. Most of them are found stable on the 644Several filesystems are available. Most of them are found stable on the
645Alpha architecture. 645Alpha architecture.
646</p> 646</p>
647 647
648<note>
649<c>aboot</c> only supports booting from <b>ext2</b> and <b>ext3</b>
650partitions.
651</note>
652
648<p> 653<p>
649<b>ext2</b> is the tried and true Linux filesystem but doesn't have metadata 654<b>ext2</b> is the tried and true Linux filesystem but doesn't have metadata
650journaling, which means that routine ext2 filesystem checks at startup time can 655journaling, which means that routine ext2 filesystem checks at startup time can
651be quite time-consuming. There is now quite a selection of newer-generation 656be quite time-consuming. There is now quite a selection of newer-generation
652journaled filesystems that can be checked for consistency very quickly and are 657journaled filesystems that can be checked for consistency very quickly and are

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