formatting USB Flash memory for ubuntu ext4

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http://askubuntu.com – A new USB Flash memory viewed in Disk Utility has Partition Type FAT and Type is also FAT. I want to use this device for my tar backups and I have no need for portability to Windows so I decided to click on Format Volume to convert it to ext4. The Type changed to ext4 but to my surprise Partition Type is still FAT, specifically W95 FAT32 LBA 0x0c. I can click Edit Partition to change this and there are many choices. Does this choice matter, or in other words, should I also change Partition Type and what should it be changed to? A couple of choices are Linux and Linux Extended. Edit In (HowTos)