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Bug#757316: whole disk one big partition is a bad default

reassign 757316 partman-auto
tags 757316 wontfix

Quoting Michael Tokarev (mjt@tls.msk.ru):
> 07.08.2014 10:35, 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
> > Package: debian-installer
> > 
> > Please do not make the default for beginners making the whole disk one
> > big partition anymore.
> > 
> > Just leave a little free space just in case...
> How much is "a little" ?
> > You never know when they might need to tune their unmounted file system
> > etc...
> So once we do this, people will start filing bugreports saying that
> debian does not use all their HDD space even if told to do so.
> I don't think it is right.

Agreed. The purpose of auto-partitioning is providing users with a
simple, default way to setup partitions "without thinking". As, at any
time, people are able to go back and play with the default
partitioning, I think this is the best (or less worse) way to handle
all possible cases. After all, there are probably as many possible
partitioning strategies as there are users...:-)

Anyway, reassigning the bug report to the package it belongs....and
marking it the way I think the majority in D-I developers think it
should be marked (as of now, I could make a -sadly bad- joke by saying that my
opinion probably counts as "half of the opinions of D-I developers",
the other half being Kibi...:-)

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