a journaling file system for Linux, predecessor to ext3 and ext4

What is ext2?

ext2 is a journaling file system. Being the second generation of the Extended Filesystem (full name: Second extended file system), it is the predecessor to ext3. It was first introduced in January 1993.

ext2 features a maximum file size of 16 GB..2 TB, and a maximum volume size of 2..32 TB. A single volume can store up to 1018 files.

Related tags

  • : the third generation of the "extended file system"
  • : the forth generation of the "extended file system"
  • : A file system is the logical structure to organize (store, retrieve and update) data on a storage device.
  • : The command to make a storage device accessible
  • : a filesystem used on MS Windows systems
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