View Full Version : autopartition /home
Feb 23rd 2008, 07:47 PM
that's what I would like to see as a basic step in the installation: by default create its own partition for /home
Feb 24th 2008, 09:14 AM
As long as you can choose its size. And on a clean HD.Okay.
But then again we do have manual partitioning ;)
Mar 7th 2008, 11:01 PM
It makes sense for it to be on its own partition, but most newbies aren't going to have *any* idea of how big it should be.
I just now tried to think of ways the installer might make this easier... but I think that anyone who knows the reason why this is a good idea should be more than able to use existing manual partitioning option.
Mar 7th 2008, 11:15 PM
In a similar mode of thinking... Windows overwrites the MBR on install. Many of us linux users have been upset by this at one time or another. MS did that for a reason, long before linux was moving into their market, it allows the system to work correctly after installation. It's more about making the system installation as easy as possible for the user. Ubuntu takes a similar mode of thinking with not having to try and figure out what the users configuration is, while at the same time making the system work for the user.
The major difference between linux and windows then comes down to control. Linux allows the user the control to configure many more options, while at the same time trying to make the system work for the user.
Mar 28th 2008, 02:17 AM
I would say it shouldn't be done by default. But it would be nice if there was a substep (during install) that let you choose to do that without having to go through the whole manual partition thing.
Apr 30th 2008, 09:28 PM
Agreed - and nice to have a recipe that would auto partition using all available disks.
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