Re: 3.0.18 testing needed
>>>>> "CT" == Chris Tillman <email@example.com> writes:
>> That's what I figured, although I personally preferred the old
>> behaviour. This current behaviour makes me think that the
>> installer is trying to be a little too smart!
CT> I think it's a good step, I believe we need to reduce the load
CT> on the user, and this is a good way to do it. Naturally the
CT> non-newbie can get around it if it's not doing the right
CT> thing. We have a lot of criticism that the installation is
CT> complicated, we reply that no, it's flexible, in reality if we
CT> do these kinds of things it can be both.
CT> Are you concerned it would choose the wrong one?
No, not really. Its just that I found the old behaviour to be more
consistent with the overall approach/behaviour of b-f. The extra
confirmation step would just validate what the user (newbie or
non-newbie alike) might already have been aware of.
I brought this issue up as well only because this new behaviour caught
me by surprise. I began wondering if I had missed some step/prompt.
Also, I don't think it reduces the load on the user all that much
anyways - its saves the user what one keypress ??
What might be useful is to point out to the user that:
Found /dev/hda1 of type Linux swap. Using /dev/hda1 as Linux swap
at the top of the same prompt/panel where they are asked whether they
want to initialize that partition as the Swap parition.
Ditto for /dev/hda2 and the Linux root partition from my original
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