AW: Blood Lesson WARNING re "WARTY" Install
ggrubbish at web.de
Tue May 10 17:10:04 UTC 2005
Am Dienstag 10 Mai 2005 10:13 schrieb nocturn:
> but I don't think saving the
> existing one should be the default either.
No, I can't agree here! The installer should as default leave the other
partititions untouched, because otherways the user might run into the
trouble of data loss. And that's a strong reason to choose the opposite
default. This is easy to do:
Should the Installer use the whole disk for ubuntu?
[ *] No, please leave the existing partitition untouched.
+- In this case the Installer can offer a choise between:
[*] shrink the existing partitition if possible and
advice the user to make a backup, WARNING!
shrink the partitition could lead into data loss.
[ ] Interrupt the installation, and Mention the
possibility to make a backup and shrink the
partitition with other tools and OS's.
[ ] Yes, delete all data from the disk, to install ubuntu on the
whole disk. WARNING! This will destroy all data on your Computer!
Please, make sure, that you made already a backup of your data.
That's easy - isn't it?
Ubuntu is a very easy to use linux distro with a focus on usability, so
it might be interested to be also usable for people who are not that
much into computers.
BTW: I was confronted with the same situation (hoary), but I was pretty
sure about what to do. But it wasn't that intuitive to find out how to
use the partitioning tool. I was used to use cfdisk or fdisk ;-)
After pointing out how to partitition the disk, the tool was quite easy
Just my two cents.
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