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Re: partman (was Re: Removing unused d-i udebs from archive)

On Wednesday 07 April 2004 06:06, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> On a system that I've already got an operating system installed on, that I
> really, really would prefer not to hose, I'm going to fear and distrust
> anything that uses the words "Automatic" and "Partition" together, and
> choose some other option that implies I have more control over whether or
> not I accidentally hose the partition that has my other OS on it...
I agree. 'Automatic' gives too much uncertainty about what's going to happen 
to existing partitions.

I don't like the term 'Wizard' either because I think MS has gotten worse and 
worse by using wizards that contain endless dialogs and take away control 
from more experienced users for even the most basic tasks.

I don't consider PartMan to be a Wizard; it's just an excellent front-end to 
everything to to with partitioning, formatting and mount point selection.

Why not just use 'advanced partition management'?

2 more cents...

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