file systems?????????

India
August 10, 2009 11:02am CST
Hello friend... What are file systems? and file formats like NTFS, FAT 32 anybody knows about that?? I am thinking on designing an Operating System (multitasking) the next year and the basic thing for it is to design a file system. So, any ideas or any book on how to design a new file system?? Thanks for your responses in advance.
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@lovedude (4449)
• India
10 Aug 09
I think if you are going to develop new Operating System.. you should keep it with NTFS only so that you can integrate it with current windows operative system with yours.. I have never tried to design new file system. what I do is just make entries in file allocation tables in FAT32..
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• India
11 Aug 09
Thanks for your response lovedude. Can you tell me from where or which book had you studied about all these file allocation tables, and may be a book you know on how to design a file system?
• India
15 Aug 09
Thanks for your concern and your comments. I really wish you could send something to me. Happy MyLotting.
• India
10 Aug 09
I think can help you on this. In computing ,a file system is a method for storing or organizing computer files which makes it easy to access them( Definition from my computer organization book)..Its not exactly possible to explain to you the whole concept of file system in a single post so i prefer you get some ebooks or search the net for this.NTFS and FAT32 are the most popular file system that are being used but there are many other file systems also .NTFS is much newer and preferred over FAT32 because it lets you copy files which are greater that 4G in size,its safer and much faster.I hope this helped.
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• India
10 Aug 09
Thanks for your response. Your post has definitely helped me a lot. I have searched many books on file system, but none is based on designing it. So, if you could tell me please. Happy MyLotting.
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@varunsdo (204)
• India
10 Aug 09
File system is a technique to store files on the hard drive or any other secondry memory. A file system defines how to organise different kind of file. Thats all in my mind at this very time. I will respond again
• India
10 Aug 09
Thanks for your response. I am eagerly waiting for your next response. Till then Enjoy MYLotting.
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@icehut (508)
10 Aug 09
Think in terms of an office filing system. You can have files in alphabetical order, in a long line of cabinets, in separate room, on different floors etc. The same is true with computer filesystems. Some are faster than others, but lack data integrity checks and security. Others cram more data to make better use of the storage medium, at the cost of overall storage efficiency. Robustness and auditing controls are other factors to consider. Whatabout storing multiple copies of files on the storage medium - do you keep fifty copies of the same file or have one copy and use links?
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• India
10 Aug 09
Thanks for so much of your help. But any knowledge on how to design a new one.any book etc.
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• Philippines
11 Aug 09
Hmm...Im just wondering, what for are you developing an Operating system? I'd assume its just for some experiment or something. Anyway, its unlikely that you develop an OS with Fat/Fat32 file system, its like going back to Windows 98. Have you heard of WinFS, XFS, ext3,. etcc.. try those. ;)
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• India
15 Aug 09
Thanks for your response. Yes, you are right it is just for an experiment basis and for my learning purpose. Also you are right that FAT32 is a bit old and I want to develop a new file system like NTFS. So, can you help me with some book names, etc.
• India
16 Aug 09
Yes my friend thats true I am developing OS just on a trial basis and I am taking it as a project in my college. Of course you are right that FAT etc is a bit old fashioned so I am thinking on developing a new file system like NTFS. Any books or links????
11 Aug 09
Filesystems are a method for storing and organizing computer files and make it easy to access them. In my opinion, I would stick with one of the currently available filesystems such as NTFS. Best of luck on the project.
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• India
11 Aug 09
Thanks for your response and for awarding me luck. Happy MyLotting.
• India
10 Aug 09
I don't know anything about file system.But I appreciate your endeavor to build a operating system.Best of luck
• India
10 Aug 09
Thanks for your response and for awarding me luck.
@mastinet (467)
• India
11 Aug 09
NTFS and FAT 32 are kinds of file system used by Microsoft Corporation. It is the standard file system for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and many more and recently brought out version Windows 7. FAT (file allocation table) was earlier used by Microsoft at the time of Windows 95, Windows 98. Now NTFS file system is used. NTFS has several improvements over FAT which includes improved support for metadata and improvement over performance, reliability and disk space utilization, plus additional extensions such as ACL.
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@chillpill90 (1937)
10 Aug 09
i would not design a new one, FAT32 and NTFS are the two most popular ones. if i were you i would go for NTFS but it depends on what processor and version of windows.There is not really much difference.
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• India
11 Aug 09
You are a genius. Firstly i wish to know from which background are you. Either of them support compressing of files i am not sure which format is that i guess it might NTFS. In FAT32 you will have the option of compressing and files more than or greater than 4gb cannot be copied or extracted specially games.
• India
11 Aug 09
Thanks for your response. I am persuing B.Tech from computer Engg. and currently in 3rd yr. Any book or any link for design technique?? Waiting for your response. Happy mylotting.
• India
11 Aug 09
I am sorry i could not find any links for it. I will post it as soon as possible.
• India
13 Aug 09
Thanks for doing me the favor. Enjoy mylotting.
• India
11 Aug 09
well ntfs i s the best according 2 me well if u can design better 1 go ahead
• India
15 Aug 09
yes, that's true I am designing a new file system just for an experiment basis and I wish some one at myLot could help me at this.