display problems

Bug #26906 reported by Kai Froeb on 2005-12-11
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

in general, I think that the paritioning part of the ubuntu installation
is much too much for most of the people trying it out (including myself)
and that it is much more confusing then say e.g. the Mepis or Xandros
partition tools.

Some samples:

- I have 2 harddisks with some 6 partitions each.
  This means that during installation, the options what to do with the partition
  (e.g. confirm) are not shown on teh screen but one needs to scroll down to see
  them and confirm them.
  As these options at the end of the list are of different nature to the partitions,
  they should not appear in that list but as seperate buttons always visible
  at the end of the screen

- when creating new partitions for an install, it should be clear what is
needed, e.g.
  minimum 3 partition (one home, one root. one swap) and I would like to have a
wizzard to
  create all 3 in one dialogue, with sugested sizes and sugested harddisks with
teh possibility
  to chqange it. At the moment, that one needs to create two disks, that the
first disk is for home,
  that the swap disk is created on teh other harddisk automaticaly, is all
unexpected and confusing-

- it would be nice if you can use/copy the graphical partitioning tool e.g. from
xandros or mepis
  (much less confusing)

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2007-04-20
Changed in partman-partitioning:
assignee: kamion → nobody
importance: Medium → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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