Filesystem detect create resize copy check ext2 * * *1 fat * * *2 *2 * linux-swap * * * *
1 Limited checking is done when the filesystem is opened. This is the only checking at the moment. All commands (including resize) will gracefully fail, leaving the filesystem in tact, if there is are any errors in the file system (and the vast majority of errors in general).
2 The size of the new partition, after resizing or copying, is restricted by the cluster size. This is worse than you think, because you don't get to choose your cluster size (it's a bug in Windows, and you want compatibility, right?).
The LVM was originally developed by Veritas (see http://www.veritas.com).
Linux implementation is available here:
Logical Volume Manager is available in OS/2 WarpServer 5. It allows you to create linear volumes on several disks/partitions.
NetWare volumes are used for NWFS-386 filesystem.