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  • Confused me, and should be renamed.

    3 33.33%
  • Confused me, but doesn't need renaming.

    1 11.11%
  • Made sense, but should be renamed.

    2 22.22%
  • Made sense, and doesn't need renaming.

    2 22.22%
  • Abstain / indifferent / stupid poll, bad confuseling!

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Thread: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

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    Default Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    We get a lot of people saying that the installer refuses to let them alter the partitions, because they haven't clicked on 'Create partition setup'. Perhaps it could be named better.

    I get the feeling lots of people see 'Create partition...' and think they're being asked if they want to repartition, which they don't.

    Not sure though. I would personally go for something like "Select partitions manually".

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    I think "Manage Partitions" would be better and lessen the confusion

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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    +1

    @Confuseling
    Are you going to propose this somewhere?
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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    I will put it on openFATE, if there's something of a consensus that it's a problem.

    Hoping we might be able to decide on something else to call it as well... I like Microchip's suggestion, but am slightly concerned that it sounds like a separate stage, rather than a continuation of the installation process if you see what I mean.

    It needs to be something that implies that you can partition, or manually select partitions.

    "Manage partitions / manual selection", perhaps?

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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    Well "Manage partition" is a broad thing that doesn't implay any specific thing. It can mean to create, setup or both of them

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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    Agreed, but the problem is it isn't just for 'managing partitions' - it's also for continuing the installation, and I'm not sure 'Manage partitions' implies that strongly enough.

    I think. If I remember correctly. I'm going to create myself an installation medium, and write down precisely what it says...

    Back soon...

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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    I don't recall exactly the installer layout when it comes to partition questions, but I think it'll be better to put both creation and setup of existing partitions into one area, thus requiring only one button to push (or whatever) we can call "Manage Partitions"

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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    Maybe a bit longer (but not to long) like:
    "Manage partitions when you dislike the proposal"
    But then short I am afraid.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    Maybe it should say something like "Create Custom Partition Setup"
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    Default Re: Installer: Rename 'Create partition setup'?

    Quote Originally Posted by markcynt View Post
    Maybe it should say something like "Create Custom Partition Setup"
    Not optimal, IMHO. The word Create alone will confuse n00bs as they'll think about creating partitions, not managing existing ones like assigning mount points and such. Still a bit confusing from perspective of a n00b

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