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    Partitionless Drive


    Hi,

    Back when i was slightly less of a noob than i am now, i formatted a second hdd for my debian box, using ext2fs i believe, now i am doing another drive and realised that despite my using the drive for months now, there is no actual partition as such. It is one big glut comming under just /hdb. Is this ok? as i don't have any need for more than one partiton.

    Any help very much welcome

    Regards

    RB

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    its not possible to use harddisk without partitioning it. one can format partitions only not harddisk block. if you have only one partition then it must be hdb1. check the output of fdisk -l.






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    This is what i get, this is what alerted me in the first place:

    Disk /dev/hdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

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    it means your harddisk is clean and blank.
    now i am doing another drive and realised that despite my using the drive for months now, there is no actual partition as such.
    how did you use it? it isn't possible to save data in it without partitioning.





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