Bug#80325: AW: Bug#80325: Installer misreports partition numbers
> Anyway, I can see two problems here:
> 1. The installer gets the partition numbers wrong, which it shouldn't.
> 2. The choices presented in menus like 'initialize a swap partition' or
> 'mount a previously initialized Linux partition' cannot be edited,
> forcing the user either to live with bogus choices or refrain from
> installing Debian.
No -- giving choices for every little thing is not the answer. The
alternative is to go into tty2 and do stuff manually.
Good point, but in the particular menus I mentioned, you are already giving choices anyway. I was just thinking that an extra option labeled "none of the above -- mount the following partition: _______" might be helpful for non-guru users (like me) who can't immediately think of the right incantation to type into tty2. It doesn't look like a terribly complicated feature to add either. On the other hand, anything is trivial to implement if somebody else has to do the work, so maybe I better shut up now ;-)