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Bug#217503: Evil autopartkit should _NEVER_ _NEVER_ try to overwrite an unknown partition table

On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 01:55:48PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 25, 2003 at 10:32:38PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > You seem to be rather arrogantly overlooking the "I have five of these
> > machines to build this week and partitions are so far down on my list of
> > things to configure that I'll scream if I have to see cfdisk one more
> > time" group.  This is not a question of not being able to partition,
> > it's a question of by-hand partitioning being a waste of time for a
> > sizable number of users.

> Under a scenario like that, you'd be wanting to use something more 
> appropriate and flexible like FAI than d-i, I'd have thought anyway...

Oh, well, if all the machines are going to be the /same/, and you're
doing enough of them to offset the up front cost of preparing an FAI
kit, sure...  When you have to put together 5 servers, and all of them
will be doing something different, FAI doesn't seem to help all that
much -- but being able to save human time setting up partitions helps.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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