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Re: [d-i] debconf, partitioning widget?

On Sun, Jul 14, 2002 at 08:03:27PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > in order to get debian-installer into working shape, it is obvious
> > that the user has some way to partition the hard drive.  An
> > auto-partitioner will probably only need debconf as it's UI.  However,
> > manual partitioning using debconf will be very painful.  Developing a
> > debconf partitioning widget might be a little overkill, so I am not
> > sure how we want to solve this challenge.
> > 
> > Does anybody have a suggestion on how to solve this problem?
> I'd suggest writing the partitioner with some real ui toolkit and making
> it feed relevant values back into the debconf database.

pgi 0.9.7 has the beginnings of a gui partitioner, but I guess you are
looking for text-based solutions here. But it might be very nice to
imitate the gui solution with a dialog type interface, that way people
stepping 'down' to the text install would at least recognize the

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@voicetrak.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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