Bug#218728: Flexible size settings for autopartkit
Dear developers of autopartkit,
your package allows easy setup of the debian-edu school server -- even to
unexperienced teachers. This is worth a lot.
However, at the current state of the art, installation can cost 200 $ more
than needed, as upsizing partitions afterward takes its time and time is
I sent a corresponding bug also to
No, as opposed to Petter, I don't believe that merely dividing the available
space into equal parts would be a real progress. In our example we needed a
partitioning of 5+5+5+5+80 GB! If we got along with 5 x 20 we had to downsize
several disks - the needed time was the same, I suppose.
Why not define a well defined interface how to define a linear equation or the
like on how to define each partition's size? Something like what I proposed
Another way could be to have a minsize and a maxsize for each partition. In
case the sum of minsizes increases the disc size, just reduce minsize by the
percentage missing. Otherwise, give minsize to all parts, and interpolate
between minsize and maxsize ( min + par * ( max - min) , par runs from 0 to
1) until space is used up. Spare space is defined in the same manner by means
of a dummy partition that will not be created.
I assure you that I will not apply for any patents for this idea :))