After repeated trouble with my NTFS formatted backup/media hard drive (undeletable files, etc.), I decided to reformat it with a unix file system (ext4 preferred).
I do not intend to use it from a Windows machine, but it should be accessible from other Linux systems (e.g. live cd, after system reinstallation or change of computer).
Could I run into trouble because of user/group permissions?
Is there a way to minimize these (e.g. by chosing a more appropriate file system than ext4 or parameters in
/etc/fstab)? Recursive chowns do not seem very elegant or efficient to me.