When I run
fdisk) to partition a storage device, there's a point where I can specify the file system type. Does this do anything with respect to the actual file system?
Suppose I want to to format a usb thumb drive with an ext2 file system. I'll still need to run
Would there be any problems with choosing something like FAT32 (or SWAP or whatever) in
cfdisk and then creating an ext2 file system with
mke2fs? What's the worst that could happen?