Best HD partition format for linux
I want to partition my 80gig HD to dual-boot WinXP and college linux. I need to obviously reformat the new partitions. I am going to keep NTFS for WinXP, but what would the best format be for linux? I have heard that Fat32 is good, but my partition manager lets me choose from Fat16/32, Linux Ext2, Linux Ext3, (btw, what is Linux Ext2/3?), ReiserFS, HPSF and im presuming that the format Swap will best be suited for the linux swap file (??). I dont need WinXP and linux to share files, so it doesnt bother me if the two formats (NTFS and other) cant read/write to each other. Any help will be great. Cheers.