to get right straight to my question – i was wanting to know which is the proper file system to choose for a (normal) USB 2.0 data/flash stick – autofs, usbfs or maybe vfat? The stick is of course usable under Windows as well as linux (from kernel 2.4.x). I believe I need to set this in the fstab file, correct?
My problem leading up to this question is – twice now in the past couple of weeks I had my machine lockout access to various services, actually pretty much all services, including mail (courier/postfix), web (apache 2.2), SSH, DNS, just to name the main ones. This time I found something odd – a message telling me that the autofs had a problem because of bogus options. This lead me to believe the problem came from me mounting my USB 2.0 data stick which I use to backup data. After transferring the data, I umount the file system. The only other thing I’ve done prior to the last occurrence was that I updated the kernel to 2.6.18-6-686.
Any and all info/help on this matter will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance,