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

On Lu, 26 dec 11, 15:37:03, Russell Coker wrote:
> > 
> > At least a couple of years ago if you left /home with no free space, kdm
> > (or  something under the hood) would be unable to create ~/.Xauthority-*
> > files, making it impossible to log into a graphical session.

Still true with Squeeze.
> That is a DOS against the user not against the system.

If the system is a laptop and it is many thousand miles away from the 
admin, with no internet access (because for setting up a new wireless 
connection you also need the GUI), then yes, it is for all means and 
purposes DOSed.

(No, this is not hypothetical, and I managed to fixed it only because my 
mother is not unfamiliar with the console, but it was a pain to diagnose 
this over the telephone)

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