I went through most of the documentation at debian.org, however I could not find any reference to which file systems are best supported by Woody 3.0. I had a hard disk failure that of course was not caused by any file system corruption but I guess physical damage. But nonetheless, I would prefer to use a journalled file system such as ext3 or reiserfs. Moreover, my machine is a dual boot having both Debian 3.0 and Slackware 8.1. My slackware partitions use ext3. But there are some common partitions that both debian and slackware access - such as downloads, music, etc.
Is there any problem giving it a go with debian and format all with ext 3. In the manuals the primary concern is the partitioning pattern not the choice of file systems.
I used to be on Mandrake and thus had a closer look at their mailing lists and there were often references to problems with ext3. However I prefer to think that these were as a result of a more unstable system and would expect stable linuxes such as debian and slackware to deal with these file systems without any problems.
What are your recommendations - ext2, ext3 or reiserfs for debian woody 3.0
Thank you in advance