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

Andrew Pollock wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 10:46:05PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
>> We do have a beta3 branch in the repo, but it's acting more like a tag,
>> I guess, no changes have been made to it.
>> I tried the new partman, and it works great. Wow, that's a lot of work!
>> My only quibble is with the use of the term Wizard, as in "Use the
>> Wizard to partition". I don't think wizard is a proper noun, so should
>> not be capitalised, and I don't see how this is better than the old
>> "Automatically partition". It assumes that the user is familiar with
>> windows wizard-type things (and doesn't hate them ;-), and seems overly
>> cute to me.
> Just my $0.05 worth...
> 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...
Um, that would be a correct decision.  ;-)  I would trust a "Wizard" even
less, of course.

> Particularly if I'm not confident before selecting the item that it isn't
> going to go off on it's merry way and do something unrevertable before I
> get a chance to go "hang on!".
> I suspect users new to Linux/Debian but familiar with PCs in general are
> going to take this line of reasoning.
> regards
> Andrew

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