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installing Linux on existing drive

On Sat, 2002-06-29 at 15:40, David Kramer wrote:


> Disk Druid is frelling dren.  Forget it.  It's one step away from M$FT 
> software, as it makes all the decisions for you, and you cannot change 
> them.  Use fdisk, and ask for help if you need it.

  Um, excuse me, but this is patently false.  During the install, you
can select fdisk, Disk Druid, or completely automatic partitioning.  If
you pick Disk Druid and leave the 'Review partitioning' (or whatever),
you can do just about whatever you want with the partition table.  You
may not get all of the partition type selections, but it's intended as a
Linux partitioning tool, not intended to be a generic partitioning tool
like PM.  Other than that, you have quite a bit of control in Disk
  What you may have experienced was the completely automatic
partitioning in the installer.  This is there because people *wanted*
it.  Sheesh, you don't automate things and people complain.  You
automate things and people complain.  At least Red Hat gives you the
choice (*three* choices: fdisk, Disk Druid, automatic)

-Paul Iadonisi
 Senior System Administrator
 Red Hat Certified Engineer / Local Linux Lobbyist
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