Bug#181975: di-utils-mkfs: failure with unpartitioned hard drive
On Friday, February 21, 2003 at 15:00, Matt Kraai wrote:
> > The fix is either to tell the user that there are no partitions,
> > or (IMHO the preferred way for experts) allow the user to create
> > a file system on the whole disk. Theoretical (untested) fix
> > below.
> Why would you prefer not to partition the drive?
IMHO the PC partition table format is obscure and a remnant of
the past. If you plan on using all of the hard drive space for
storage you won't need partitions either. I've been using
several secondary hard drives (for storage only) without
partition tables for quite some time now.
Seriously though, is this idea stupid?
Am I the only one who does this?
I don't know if it is possible to boot from a hard drive without
a partition table on PC platforms. If there isn't there is no
point whatsoever in allowing users to install debian on
a hard drive without partitions.