9 years ago
Under dev. review
great idea. when you have only one computer, you cannot watch youtube videos and follow the steps in the video!
the most confusing thing about partitioning is that drives have a different name than in windows and to know where to install the boot loader.
i have such a fear of partitioning and reinstalling windows/linux that i have never installed mint correctly. i have always used mint4win...
Sounds great. Can't wait for this to be implemented now :D
I know I had a pretty hard time when I started. I think a description of what each different type of file system is designed to do and what file system is recomended for each different partition would be nice too. Maybe in an advanced section of the help area.
I have no fear of partitioning as I have done it since the early days of Dos and fdisk, but I do remember the fear of the early days.
This is a very good idea.
Really good idea!
Also good would be similar "in place" mini-tutorials for other difficult and important install and configure points.
Further guidance on partitioning is always welcome. This could help new users stay away from making mistakes and feel more comfortable with the process. Some users might not know what partitioning is, and a tutorial would make this process much more friendly, especially to them. Including partitioning strategy as part of the tutorial would make this feature even better! (Depending on how involved it is, maybe explanation on what a separate /home partition could do for them?)
Approving the idea in the scope of our debian live-installer. In regards to Ubiquity, I'd rather see that done upstream.
mcduarte2000 reminds me of my currrent level of knowledge. I have to learn about this in the next months. So, i agree with heltonbiker's suggestion.
My first important learning with Linux was how to have 2 separate partitions for home and for system files. Unfortunately on my first install I didn't have this knowledge.
another good point from heltonbiker =)