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Re: Use whole disk

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Subject: Re: Use whole disk
From: Ramon Hofer <ramonhofer@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:20:06 +0000 (UTC)
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On Tue, 03 Jul 2012 07:50:49 +0000, Ramon Hofer wrote:

> Is it ok to use the disk instead of the partition or why do I have to
> create the filesystem on a partition?

I was told that it's possible to use the whole disk. But it's safer 
because the user (me) and some tools see that the disk is already used 
because of the valid partition table.

Another reason would be the filesystem alignment that could cause 
performance issues.


Best regards
Ramon

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