Bug#248800: installer beta 4 installation report (mbr damaged, grub misdetection, cannot boot from rescue disk)
> * Adam Lydick <email@example.com> [2004-05-13 21:20]:
> > That sounds good to me. Can fdisk be exposed in an "expert mode"? I
> > miss it.
On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 14:08 +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> I don't know... maybe we could include fdisk on the images where we
> have enough space, but not show it in the menu at all. This way,
> experts could run fdisk manually on the 2nd virtual console.
Thinking about it a bit more, that probably isn't the correct answer
(although it would work for me). I guess I just find the current
partitioning tool a little bit awkward because I cannot see the entire
system at once, I'm forced into a tree-like page structure that I find
constraining. What I like about tools such as fdisk is that I'm in a
flat structure and can view everything and perform any operation from
any other state.
Have you looked at the partioning tool in recent Fedora builds? It's
ugly, but I find it to be a good compromise between the raw power of
fdisk and the cuddly goodness of the current wizard (which is a bit of a
pain if you already know what you are about)