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Re: Bug#652275: Guided partitioning should not offer separate /usr, /var, and /tmp partitions; leave that to manual partitioning

On 2011-12-21 10:42:56 -0800 (-0800), Josh Triplett wrote:
> People expect that they can use all the capacity of their disk
> without having to take unusual steps like resizing partitions and
> filesystems. After installing Debian on a 1TB drive, "df -h"
> should say that you have just under 1TB of free space, not just a
> handful of GB.

Which is why I suggested that half the challenge with shifting that
paradigm is education, to reset those expectations among the user
base. I didn't mean to imply it would be easily accomplished...
after all, there's an entire computing lifetime of momentum behind
us which set the original expectation of all your disk being
formatted ahead of time. It's not a change in behavior the average
user is going to warm to overnight, but more user-friendly tools to
manage that procedure and keep track of the situation (available
space on filesystems in each logical volume versus unallocated
extents in the volume group) might go a long way toward easing the
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