due to file system problems (filesystem panic, FAT error, drive was always remounted read only automatically) I had to reformat my /hdd3 (SL-C3000) and restore a backup. fsck.vfat didn't help anymore.
I unmounted it and did a mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/hda3
Well, now I'm afraid that I'll have file system problems again, and I really don't want to go through this procedure once more.
So I wondered if I can easily instead format it with ext2 or even ext3 without having problems. Anyone knows?
I don't see any point in making this drive vfat. I think this is only important if the drive is read by a Windows machine, which is never the case in the SL-C3000.
Even if the contents are provided by Samba through the network, the file system doesn't matter. Only (maybe?) if the usbstorage PC link setting is used, but I avoid that anyway.
Thanks a lot