Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82474
Autopartition in text mode - no chance to change configuration
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:42 EST
Description of problem:
Text mode Workstation and Personal Server installations - when the autopartition option is selected, the user is not allowed to revise the default partitions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install in text mode, selecting Personal Desktop or Workstation options
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from a installation floppy
2. Select text mode installation (I did it via a NFS share)
3. Select Personal Desktop or Workstation installation options
4. Choose to Autopartition
No opportunity to change the partition configuration in Personal Desktop or Workstation installations
The user should be given a chance to do so, especially in text mode.
Per Jeremy Katz, this is not available for regular GUI installs, and that's OK by me too - regular GUI installs are generally for less experienced users
I'm pretty sure its always been this way.
I'll see what it would take to change.
I don't feel strongly about this, as you may have seen on the beta mailing list; I added this bugzilla at Jeremey's (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you choose to not update per this bugzilla, just make sure to let him know.
Could this be put back? If people choose "autopartition", they expect
partitioning to be automatic. It's very confusing for the partitioning screen --
the most complicated bit of the installer -- to come up after the user has
explicitly told the installer to take care of it automatically.
If you want to do partitions yourself, why not just *not* pick autopartition?
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time. I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide. If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.