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installing Linux on existing drive

On Sun, 2002-06-30 at 19:57, Chris Tresco wrote:


> >I'm not saying "why did they include that frelling dren", I'm saying
> >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
> >do something that will probably work.
> I used to think the same way, but druid has matured.


On Sun, 2002-06-30 at 19:30, David Kramer wrote:
> On 29 Jun 2002, Paul Iadonisi wrote:
> > 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
> > 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.

  Well I doubt most people see it so black and white.  fdisk doesn't let
me dump the entire disklabel and mbr boot code in hex to the screen, but
I wouldn't say that it doesn't do what I want because of it, even if I
did want to dump them to screen.
  I most certainly know what I'm doing, but think it is silly to have to
worry about actual block numbers for where a partition begins and ends. 
Specifying the sizes in megabytes makes much more sense.  The only
things I can't do in Disk Druid are things I got sick and tired of doing
over the years with fdisk.  fdisk has it's place, but Disk Druid was a
long time coming and serves the purpose of disk partitioning well and
probably takes care of 99% of the needs most people would have today,
even the technically inclined like those on this list.
  Unfortunately, I don't think it's available as a standalone app --
only within the anaconda installer.
  Anyhow, I do feel like I'm killing a gnat with sledgehammer here :-) 
There are definitely things more fun to have a flamewar about:

Gnome vs. KDE
vi vs. emacs
Red Hat vs. Debian
United Linux vs. Unbreakable Linux
BSD vs. Linux (didn't we just have that one?  or was it gnhlug?)


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