Wikipedia says this about ext3:
The ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions.After a few struggles with attempting to use the Partition Editior, I ended up reformatting the stick by following these instructions:
Its main advantage over ext2 is journaling which improves reliability and eliminates the need to check the file system after an unclean shutdown.
- mount your USB stick. With Ubuntu, most automount so this is as simple as sticking it in
- do a "$ df" and determine your drive's partition name. Mine is /dev/sdb1
- unmount the drive
- Be very careful and double-dog sure that you have the right partition name.
- Use your USB's partition name in-place of my example/dev/sdb1
- Don't ruin your hard drive by using the wrong partition. Be careful !
- $ sudo mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
- Give your drive a name
- $ sudo e2label /dev/sdb1 usb-mydrive
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