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Re: 3.0.18 testing needed

>>>>> "CT" == Chris Tillman <toff@azstarnet.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:

  (for example)

    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

Salman Ahmed
ssahmed AT pathcom DOT com

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