Table 20.1, “File System Types in Linux” summarizes some other file systems supported by Linux. They are supported mainly to ensure compatibility and interchange of data with different kinds of media or foreign operating systems.
Table 20.1. File System Types in Linux
Compressed ROM file system: A compressed read-only file system for ROMs.
High Performance File System: The IBM OS/2 standard file system—only supported in read-only mode.
Standard file system on CD-ROMs.
This file system originated from academic projects on operating systems and was the first file system used in Linux. Today, it is used as a file system for floppy disks.
fat, the file system originally used by DOS, is today used by various operating systems.
File system for mounting Novell volumes over networks.
Network File System: Here, data can be stored on any machine in a network and access may be granted via a network.
Server Message Block is used by products such as Windows to enable file access over a network.
Used on SCO UNIX, Xenix, and Coherent (commercial UNIX systems for PCs).
Used by BSD, SunOS, and NeXTstep. Only supported in read-only mode.
UNIX on MSDOS: Applied on top of a normal
Virtual FAT: Extension of the
Windows NT file system, read-only.