before i read this i also came to the conclusion that i had to have a partition so i made 1 with fdisk,
then i formatted the drive with the -j option (as discribed in the wiki, maybe needs update if i read your post
and now LinuxMCE recognized the drive.
i made only 1 primary partition of 2TB.
there is only 1 thing that looks strange, if i look at the devicedata of the 2TB drive (in the device tree) it shows:
Free Disk Space in MBytes: 1858518
so i wonder, do i have 2TB of diskspace to use this way?
the reason for me to use internal disks is that i have a mobo with 10 sata connectors,
i don't have to spent money on a extra nas box, and i don't have to connect 2 powereating machines to a powersocket
also i like the idea of 1 core that controles all (in hard and software)