I will be partitioning a vacant secondary 1TB drive for a few *Nix'es. Assume for this question that initially I will install 2 of Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSolaris or FreeBSD (others to be added later after i have been successful with these 2 -- or not!).
I will be asked by Acronis Disk Director Suite what format to make the partition. amongst the possibilities are Ext2, Ext3 and ReiserFS.
Which of these 3 should i choose and why? Am i making sense if i reworded the question to: what are the advantages and disadvantages of each; or, what are the uses of each?