Aaron Kulkis wrote:
This should be the DEFAULT set-up for a new installation,
but it's *exactly* what YaST did when I installed 10.3!!
this was on a 160Gb disk with the standard vista default install of having three partitions (one for system backup, one for vista root and one for vista data - the laptop already quoted in one of my post).
this data partition is really wonderfull to install linux on a dual boot computer without fips problems.
on my computer it was 70Gb and Yast used 20Gb for root and 40 Gb for /home (not to mention 2Gb for swap)
may be your disk was found too small to do so.
In fact, in the install, it would be REALLY super-nice if I could specify the creation of any symbolic links and target directories before ANY packages are installed.
? I don't like too many automatic things, mostly at install time. What I should like is a "post-install tweaks" YaST module... At install time I want a really fast install giving a working system (mouse and X)
I want to insist on a thing: relese notes are not complete enough (and most don't even read them :-), so I don't know when was included the "sax2-vesa" link that solve most if not all the screen problems for a basic install)
but the "TAB" completion is a very valuable openSUSE tool. OpenSUSE because openSUSE uses it the most about all distributions.
type sax <TAB> and you get all the sax main options, rc <TAB> and you get all the init options, start <TAB> and you get all the startx/xfce options. this only makes openSUSE invaluable.
and about of popularity, don't forget the most popular distribution now (ubuntu) is
* debian based with the good of Debian but openSUSE friendlyness * send for free as many cd's as one want anywhere in the world...
don't forget neither that today most personal computers are laptops (my LUG room is filled with laptops when meeting time, I had never seen that before) and laptops are always been the most difficult hardware to cope with.
don't forget again than hardware recognition is a kernel problem, so most of the time equally spread among distribution, the newer being the better