prepare mountpoints partition names unfriendly

Bug #63064 reported by Pascal d'Hermilly on 2006-09-29
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On the "prepare mountpoins" (direkt translation) page (step 5), the names of the partitions are not as good as they could be. an example is:
Partition 1 Disc USB/SCSI/SATA 1 (primary) [sda1]

how about something easier:
Partition [number] ([fs-type]) on [discname]
Partition 1 (EXT3) on Maxtor 6E04040L0,

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

But if the guy has 2 identical hard disks?
You must include SATA #1 (primary), SATA #2 (secondary) maybe.

Also include drive letters and volume labels.

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

I have noticed that people seem to be confused about installing Ubuntu on their computer.

People are unsure, and worried about accidentally overwriting their existing data.

They are Windows users who are used to drive letters and volume labels for their partitions. Such as C: (System), D: (Music), E (Movies):, etc.

When they try to install Ubuntu, and are presented with hda, hdb, or sda and sdb, and sda1, sda5, sda6 they get a little bit confused.

I propose we make it easier and more clear. A suggestion is to include drive letters and volume labels if possible.

Example, Ubiquity says "The following partition are going to be formatted: partition #3 of /dev/hda as ext3". The user in many cases are unsure which that one is. So it should say "The following partition are going to be formatted: partition #3 of /dev/hda as ext3 (currently known as E: (Movies)"

= Not so easy =

Changed in ubiquity:
status: New → Confirmed
AJenbo (ajenbo) wrote :

The labels are good idea, but having drive letters is impossible as that is mount info only present in windows (it is not just the order of the drives, you can even have two installations of windows where the drive letters are different in each one). Unfortunately many users don't label there partitions.

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