Bug#283095: debian-installer: want to use preexisting partitions without data loss
Quoting Geert Stappers (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > a well visible option to mount existing partitions without having them
> > reformatted would be nice. If memory servers there was such an option in the
> > old installer.
> The E-mail from Christian Perrier does explain how it can be done.
I have to mention that I hesitated some time before closing the bug.
Friedemann took care of reporting the issue so I didn't want to sound
rude though I indeed think that the issue may be more minor than
In my opinion, users who may want to re-use existing partition are
most often clever enough for finding a way to do what they want.
However, we can imagine that choosing the "Use existing free space"
choice in partman-auto could trigger the choice of re-using one of the
There may be something to dig here...post-sarge..:-)