GParted installed by default?

Onno Benschop onno at
Tue Dec 4 08:51:29 UTC 2007

On 04/12/07 17:30, Markus Hitter wrote:
> As drives come partitioned off the store, why should a normal user  
> have a need to change this partitioning at all?
Well, for one, how are you supposed to tell Ubuntu that you have just
installed a new HDD? (Other than opening up fstab and editing it :)

> gparted (or any partitioning software) is a pretty dangerous tool for  
> the unexperienced user. Two, three wrong clicks and the whole system  
> is gone to a state where only expert users can recover data.
Sure, that is true, but then you could say that about a whole lot of
tools. For example, if you were to type "sudo rm -rf /" into a terminal
window, then you'd also loose a fair whack of your system.

My point is this, there are many tools that have the chance of killing
your computer, let alone 17 year old drivers in a car on a freeway where
a wrong move could really wreck your day.

Just because there are things that are dangerous...

Onno Benschop

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