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FS#7975 - Installation Auto Partitioner Needs Overhaul (a slight one, at least)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andrew (arew264) - Saturday, 08 September 2007, 19:16 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 24 March 2008, 09:33 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Installation
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08 Don't Panic
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


One thing I noted when having to reinstall Arch yesterday (my main hard drive had a mechanical failure) is that the auto partitioner could get a lot of improvement.
It should probably be based on percentages (with a minimum requirement), and also ask whether the user wants a swap partition (entering 0 for the size of the swap partition crashes the installer).

This was inspired after I ran the auto partitioner to get a base setup for my new 300GB hard drive and it tried to give me some swap, 7.5 GB for root, and the rest for my home directory.

When I say auto partitioner, I am referring to the auto option in the partition your hard drive menu.
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Monday, 24 March 2008, 09:33 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Saturday, 08 September 2007, 19:59 GMT
well it's just a preset which the user can change, the percentage is not easy to implement.
for more custom setups don't use this option.