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Re: Problems with 1996-11-28 disk set

On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> Hello,
> > It is also not able to initialize a new disk WITHOUT any partition table.
> > This is causing a lot of problems for prople trying to install on new
> > disks.
> "cfdisk -z" would fix that.

But that is not documented _visibly IN_ dselect.

Imagine someone coming from an Solaris environment
trying to install Debian for the first time.
He has no clue about "cfdisk -z" and there are no manpages for fdisk......

We had this. A friend of mine, who is one of very few SUN C2000 certified
specialists in Germany, tried to install Debian on this PC. He had
Slackware on there before that. He finally resorted to booting from a dos
floppy and created the partitions with DOS-FDISK.....

Now imagine Joe Luser, who has never used Unix before, in the same


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