clone 229128 -1
reassign -1 partman-auto
retitle -1 Goes back to same menu, and needs better description
reassign 229128 grub-installer
retitle 229128 Problems installin to something else than MBR
* Brian R Drell <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-05-03 16:06]:
> The initial partitioning screen gave 2 options -- erase whole disk, or
> manually partition. I chose manually partition, as I was installing on
> a spare partition on my main box. From there, you can go to something
> like "walk-through partitioning" which takes you back to the previous
> screen. You might think about just calling this "return to previous
> screen". Also, it doesn't really walk you through anything there, does
> it? only 2 options... Maybe this is just my impression, but it seems
> like things could be worded a little differently. If you'd like me to
> further elaborate, please let me know.
I'm reassigning this bug to partman-auto. I hope the author will get
back to you.
> Next, the grub installation, when not installing to MBR, needs to be
> more clear on Grub partitioning scheme. Also, I installed everything to
> /dev/hdb7, my spare partition, and told grub-installer to install to
> (hd0,6) -- I only have 1 hd, so it's hd0 under grub -- and it didn't
> work. I was going to chainload the Debian installed Grub from my normal
> one installed with my Gentoo system. I told it to install to /dev/hdb7,
> and it worked fine. I'd say, either leave off the Grub partitioning
> thing altogether and just use /dev references, or make the Grub stuff
> more clear. Not sure why it didn't work when I told it (hd0,6) but did
> when I told it /dev/hdb7.
Same, I'm reassigning this to grub-installer.
> Lastly, the base system configurator only lets me add one apt source.
> The old installer lets me add as many as I want, and I always thought
> this was a good thing. I'm glad that security updates are added by
> default, but I'd still like to be asked by default if I want to install
> non-US and non-free software. If not by default, then the configurator
> needs to ask me at the beginning what debconf priority I want.
When you hit "go back", you'll be dropped into a menu. There, you
have the option to change the debconf priority. non-US is virtually
obsolete, and most people don't need non-free anymore.