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Old 08-16-2004, 03:51 PM   #1
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Disk Druid post-install feature request

How many people would be interested in seeing Disk Druid post installation? I think that many people find it easy to use during the installation process and would want this post-install?

Got any good reasons? Let us hear them....

TIA for the feedback.
Old 08-19-2004, 08:38 AM   #2
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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Yes Please!

Disk Druid would be EXTREMELY handy post-install, especially if Linux is to become a competitor on the desktop for end-users. I can slog through FDISK, but I know of many people who couldn't be bothered. Let's say they want to add a larger hard drive and partition it... it's a pain with FDISK, whereas MMCs Disk Manager service makes it easy.
Old 09-05-2004, 01:52 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Disk Druid

The GUI interface that Disk Druid uses is quite nice. It makes setting up RAID devices and LVMs a piece of cake. I, for one, would like to see it available post installation too.
Old 09-10-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
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>Got any good reasons? Let us hear them....

There really aren't any other good gui disk tools available

(without messing around with QT, lib<blah>, etc required to get things like partgui, or qtparted running.

Currently I maintain a Linux rescue disk (search for it on freshmeat) and boot to that if machines need to have their partitions messed around. The possibility for 'fat-fingering' a wrong partition table using parted / fdisk is rather large, *especially* for the 'knows-enough-to-cause-damage' administrator who's more your clicky sort than your cli sort.



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