Alternate partitioning for GUI installer

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Oct 10 14:16:03 BST 2006

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 10:37:57AM -0700, Tom Marshall wrote:
> I've recently noticed that the dapper desktop installer is a bit too picky
> in its partitioning requirements for my tastes.  It requires a large (2GB
> IIRC) root partition and I like to keep my root partition small.  I also
> recently tried playing with lvm and it doesn't seem to recognize lvm
> partitions.
> I was just wondering if these issues are my design -- which would be
> understandable for a desktop oriented install -- or whether they will be
> addressed in the upcoming releases.  I've worked around both issues by
> installing with the server cd, and subsequently decided that I prefer it to
> the livecd even for desktop installs (yes, I'm a longtime Debian user...)

The desktop CD installer's partitioner is somewhat hacked-together at
present, and I plan to rewrite it:

These restrictions will probably be removed once that's done (though LVM
may come a bit later). Unfortunately the work required turned out to be
rather too much to fit into Edgy, so it had to be deferred, but I'll
keep working on it.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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