Feature Request: Better partitioning wizard

Thomas Novin thnov at xyz.pp.se
Wed Jul 9 09:20:08 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 14:28 +0300, Steve Goodman wrote:
> So here's my request: The partitioning wizard that I was presented
> with during installation gave me two options: automatic and manual. I
> knew nothing about partitioning or about different Linux file systems
> when I installed, so I just did automatic. Since then I have read that
> a good practice is to have a partition for the OS + apps and a
> separate partition for user data (HOME). So I request that you make
> the partitioning wizard guide me through that. It doesn't make sense
> that you only give the options of automatic or full manual without any
> kind of explanation or guidance unless you make "automatic" conform to
> best practices. I think something better would be to add an option
> that is not full automatic, but provides me with guidance, unlike the
> manual. Now I'm trying to figure out how to repartition my drive to
> align with this practice, and I hope I won't have to reinstall
> everything. (Any guidance on this subject would make me very
> appreciative.)

+1, I agree. When I do it manually I usually do one /boot, one / (root),
one /home and a swap that is 2 x installed memory.

> That would be one more step in the direction of making Ubuntu a good
> replacement for Windows.

Ubuntu is already a far better alternative than any Windows version :)

Thomas Novin <thnov at xyz.pp.se>
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