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improve partioning UI during installation

Feature state

openSUSE-11.2
Rejected Information

Description

The partitioning dialog during installation is perceived as confusing (see Bug #461819) .
The reasons for confusion are

  • button labeling
  • workflow
A redesign could provide some improvement.
A first idea could be:
http://en.opensuse.org/Image:Partitioner_proposal_installation.png

References

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461819
http://en.opensuse.org/Image:Partitioner_proposal_installation.png

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png K. D. wrote: (9 years ago)

I like the proposal so far. Perhaps there could also be some improvements wrt the actual partitioning interface, similar to GParted or the Ubuntu partitioner. This way it's easier for people that need to make a small change to YaST's proposal can do it easily.

GParted: http://kajar.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/gparted-gui.jpg
Ubuntu: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MfwRx_4ERx8/Sa6_M2URLeI/AAAAAAAAAxA/rEcbk5uSrhA/s400/ubuntu-partition-8-all.jpg

icons/user_comment.png M. S. wrote: (9 years ago)

By talking about the "actual partitioning interface" do you refer to the (expert) partitioner module in YaST? (the one with the storage tree on the left pane :-))
There are some improvements planed for this interface. One of them refers to the use of the bar graph. In order to use some of the design ideas proposed by gparted we would need to extend bar graph widget at first (see FATE #303534: Extend BarGraph Widget).

icons/user_comment.png E. G. wrote: (7 years ago)

Why this propose was abbandoned? It`s difficult for new linux users to partition their hard drive during openSUSE installation...

Last change: 7 years ago
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