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#1 2017-01-09 13:29:58

yeehi
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Registered: 2017-01-09
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"Use Whole Disk? " No! "Use % of disk (100-1): "

Seldom do we need to use an entire drive just for an Operating System. Current installers always prompt, "Use whole disk?" If you don't accept this option, you have to go through terrible complexities to manually LVM, and encrypt a smaller portion of the drive.

Instead, simply ask the user to specify which percentage of the drive they want to use, and let them insert the figure. For example:

All of it: 100%
Half of it: 50%
Other:

You could insert 10% in the "Other" field, for example.

The excellent Calamares installer (http://calamares.io) for Chakra Linux already has code for this feature. (Reuse partition).

Thanks for making Arch installable!

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#2 2017-01-19 16:55:01

deadhead
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Registered: 2016-06-18
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Re: "Use Whole Disk? " No! "Use % of disk (100-1): "

Already possible. Simply use manual partitioning. You can select which partitions you would like to create and their size.

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#3 2017-02-14 18:33:12

yeehi
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Re: "Use Whole Disk? " No! "Use % of disk (100-1): "

Thanks for considering this proposal for more simplified partitioning functionality. 
 
I think you must be a much too advanced a user to remember how difficult it actually still is for novices to install onto a small part of the partition.

I hope that you will again look at the functionality Chakra Linux offers in this regard, and see how easy and untechnical it is using their installer to designate a small proportion of the disk for installation.

With the current system, try and think what would be necessary in order to arrange the following:

Use 20% of the drive
Whole disk encryption
LVM

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