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Bug#269821: resizing a fat partition has some UI problems

Package: partman-partitioning
Severity: normal
Tags: d-i

I'm running the installer on a 565 (or so) mhz celeron with 15 gb of
disk space that was all an old windows partition. So this is an older
machine, but probably about average for the type of machine that still
has a version of windows on it that d-i knows how to resize (instead of
ntfs). I chose to resize the windows partition.

First UI glitch is that it took it about 2 minutes with a glue screen of
grinding away at the disk after I chose the disk size from the menu
and before anything else came up. I don't know what it was doing at this
time, but it was disconcerting to take so long and access the disk so
much before I'd asked it to do anything.

Next, it asked me to confirm the current changes to the disks. Only
problem is, I had not yet made any changes, so this was a useless

Finally, it let me choose a new size for the partition. After I hit
enter, it accessed the disk and sat with a blank screen for another
minute or so before bringing up the resize progress bar. I think that
progress bar should be brought up with less delay.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

see shy jo

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