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Re: [opensuse] md stealing disks!
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:29:53 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1307181822140.2653@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Thursday, 2013-07-18 at 11:57 +0100, Dave Howorth wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
Notice that you could also create the filesystem on the whole disk, no
partitions.

You can, but IMHO it is a bad decision to do so. It exposes you to
several more ways you can shoot yourself in the foot,

Why? :-?

I can only think that the disk may appear unformatted to Windows >:-p

and can confuse
anybody else who looks at the disk (of course, that might be a bonus in
some circumstances).

Indeed :-)

There is another opinion at:

https://raid.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Partition_Types

The pro or against are trivial.

Another one, against: a redo of a partition table made some years ago was impossible because the current tool insisisted on aligning on megabytes instead of tracks (for the same model of disk), resulting on slightly smaller sizes, making the dd of the partitions impossible. :-)

Again, trivial :-)

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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