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[Request] Choose partition during installation #263

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Ansem93 opened this Issue Jan 11, 2019 · 9 comments

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Ansem93 commented Jan 11, 2019

Hi,
do you think it will be possible to let us choose the partition where we want to install OMV?
It's kinda annoying that we can't choose it in my opinion.

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ryecoaaron commented Jan 11, 2019

OMV wipes the disk and creates the partitions. There should only be one partition (other than swap) since the concept of OMV dictates that data is stored on other disks. If you want a different partition layout, install Debian first.

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Ansem93 commented Jan 13, 2019

Why not add an ädvanced"option where we can choose partition and swap size? I read more than one topic about swap partition being too big or not wanted.

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votdev commented Jan 13, 2019

If you want to keep it simple for non technical skilled users, the current approach is the best. Another thing is that Debian installer is greatly customizable, but not in this topic as i would like to have it.

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votdev commented Jan 13, 2019

If you want to have more control over the installation process, then simply use the Debian Netinst ISO and manually install OMV as described in the forum. The OMV ISO does finally do nothing more.

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Ansem93 commented Jan 16, 2019

I get that you want to keep it simple, and I think you're right about it.
Maybe is because I'm used to Windows/Linux normal installer, but I find very confusing that it doesn't ask the partition and just format the entire disk. If someone is already at the point of using OMV and not buying a QNAP/Synology I hope he can at least choose the partition on his disk!

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ryecoaaron commented Jan 16, 2019

If you can choose the partition, then they need to be able to create a partition. That is the confusing part and there are many noobs who can't do that.

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votdev commented Jan 16, 2019

Why do you want to choose a partition. OMV/Debian installer will use the chosen device and creates the partition for the OS and swap. I do not see any sense in choosing a single partition.

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Ansem93 commented Jan 16, 2019

most of SSDs right now are at least 60GB, so it's possible that someone want to have more than one partition on it (in my case I made a dedicate partition for docker+some other files).
Of course this doesn't apply for microSD of 16/32GB.

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Okesik commented Jan 20, 2019

+1, there are reasons why and if it is possible and viable then why not, ppl have needs, so why questioning them.. what is so hard to understand about this very simple fact.

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