Originally Posted by BennK
Does it matter what file system you use when formating a disk in linux? I know there is a host of options that are available in the system, but which ones are best to use?
Yes, it does matter. It comes down to what you plan to do with the partition. For example, If you plan to use a large partition as storage for large files XFS is more efficient then ext4. If you want share files with Windows NTFS would be the way to go. If you want to share with Windows and
MacOS X FAT32 is your only option.
But usually, if you have no special purpose for that partition, you will be fine with ext4, it is stable and faster than its predecessors.