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...