On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 12:31:53PM -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote: > I recently acquired a 2TB SATA HD that I have not yet installed. It will > be used entirely to store media files. Would there be any problems in > formating the entire disk (no partitions) as an EXT4 file system? > > Any other considerations? If you like living a bit more dangerously than the preceding suggestions, you could use btrfs. You can use subvolumes to obviate the need for separate partitions or LVM. Obviously this comes with a caveat: btrfs is still regarded as "experimental", though I'm using it in exactly this manner, now for over a year now without trouble. It's still lacking a fsck tool, though. Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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