[ardour-users] Which filesystem to use?

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Wed Oct 26 08:58:38 PDT 2005

On 10/26/05, 7lb9oz Productions <viipoundproductions at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello all, I have a question regarding filesystem
> types.  Currently my / partition is formatted ext3 and
> my audio partition (mounted in /media/audio) is
> reiserfs.  First question is what is the preffered
> fstype to record to?

I don't know about preferred, but I've never had any problems
recording to reiserfs.

>  Second question, is /media/audio
> a good spot to mount the audio drive?  Does it matter?
>  I read somewhere that /media is treated differently
> than /mnt, but it didnt say how differently or why.
> Any opinions?

I don't think there's any technical difference, it's up to your preference.
I think of /mnt a the de facto standard place to put occasionally-mounted
drives, e.g. floppies, cd-roms.

> The only other question I have for now is about the
> soundcard.  I am planning on buying an M-Audio Delta
> 1010, (my old card is not supported by alsa), can
> anyone offer any advice about this or any other card
> that may be better?  Will the Delta 1010 work well
> with Linux/Ardour?

The Delta 1010, 66, and 44 are solid performers with linux / jack / ardour.
Assuming the feature set meets your needs. I have the 66 and never
had a problem with it.

You'll want to get used to using envy24control (comes with alsa) to
control the soundcard's many settings, e.g. the monitor mixer.


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