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installing Linux on existing drive

On 29 Jun 2002, Paul Iadonisi wrote:

> On Sat, 2002-06-29 at 15:40, David Kramer wrote:
> [snip]
> > 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. 

As I recall, it forces you to use logical partitions.  I cou;d be 

> 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
> Druid.

It either lets you do what you want, or not.  Fdisk lets me do what I 
want, and I always know what it's doing.

>   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)

I'm not saying "why did they include that frelling dren", I'm saying "if 
you know what you're doing, you're better off with fdsik than this 
frelling dren".  If you don't know what you're doing, then Disk Druid will 
do something that will probably work.

DDDD   David Kramer                 
DKK D  Gravity is a harsh mistress!
DK KD                                                    - The Tick

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