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*Subject: * Re: Debian Installer, Manual Partitioning is a Joke
*From: * Christopher David Howie <email@example.com>
*To: * Debian-user <firstname.lastname@example.org>
*Date: * 2019-10-22 12:43 PM
On 10/13/19 6:56 PM, Wayne Sallee wrote:
The non-graphical needs work too:
This is patently false. Every Debian setup I have done in the
There's no manual partitioning option without going first to
years I've done with manual partitioning in the text-mode
option to do partitioning manually is among the guided options,
have to select it.
See the attached screenshot.
I went back through my cd images, and had a hard time finding it.
Finally I found it.
Yes under normal circumstances the manual partitioning is there
without having to select guided partitioning.
But when I was writing up my info on how difficult the
partitioning can be, I ran into the situation where there was no
option to select manual portioning without first selecting guided
partitioning, and was surprised and disappointed to see that
debian makes you select guided partitioning in order to find the
manual partitioning option. But sure enough, under normal
circumstances the manual partitioning is available without having
to select guided partitioning.
So here it is. . . .
On any screen that has the "back" option, select back to go to the
main menu, and you will get that long list of options. You will
see there, "Detect disk", "Partition disk", "Install the system".
Select "Partition disk"
You will then see a number of options; one being guided
partitioning, but no option for manual partition. You have to
select guided partition, in order to get to the manual partition.
So what needs to be done on that screen, is the change the option
name from "Guided partitioning" to something like "Partition
Actually what it needs is to put the manual partitioning options at
the top, instead of (putting Guided partitioning at the top and
defaulting the user to guided partitioning at the top) when the
*user just got done selecting manual partitioning*. The manual
partitioning options are unclearly buried at the bottom.