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Re: switch to partman?

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 11:43:47AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Konstantinos Margaritis wrote:
> > Hi,
> >   it seems to me that there should be a switch to partman soon.
> > partconf has many problems and some of it's bugs are left opened for a 
> > few months. I, for one, have not managed to install Debian using 
> > partconf (I fall into a loop and I can't assign a mount point for /), 
> > I just go back to the menu and choose partman. Should it be the time 
> > to make partman the default partitioner? There is no sense in keeping 
> > two partitioning programs for ever anyway.
> > Of course, that's just a suggestion...
> My (limited) experience with partman is that it's rather slow (even on a
> 2 ghz p4!), and has UI glitches of its own. Anyone else?

It's dog slow on m68k -- sometimes 10-15 seconds on an 040/25 (maybe
middle of the pack speed-wise).  I only used it to make sure it works. 
I'm testing with partitioner/partconf because it's much faster. The
interface is likely to be easier to use for newbies, but it's a real
drag for experts.

Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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