Originally Posted by Fred Caro
My first post was meant to be an introduction. I apologize for not stating this clearer.
As I tinker and learn, the questions will come. One immediate question is, what is the purpose and benefit to formatting a hard drive with reiserfs with the -f option and eliminating all partitions? I've done this on my removable drive.
I mount /removable to /dev/hdb and it works fine for my encrypted tar backups, other than having to modify my fstab file to eliminate references to partition numbers. Googling words like "partition-less", "format", "Linux", "hard drive", and "reiserfs" seems to refer to something different from what I have done, like installing Linux over Windows.
Could someone point me in the right direction with the correct terminology and a brief response if you happen to know the answer to this question.