Installer Feedback: Partitioning

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at
Sun Aug 21 19:21:06 UTC 2011

On 08/10/11 18:17, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 3:02 AM, Jonathan Anderson<jonathan at>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Love the new installer, but I do have a very small criticism of the
>> guided partitioning screen: it's unclear at first glance which of the
>> available buttons ("Create", "Delete", ..., "Exit") means "write the
>> partitions to disk and carry on to the next step".
>> I presume that the point of a "guided" setup is to make it easy on
>> first-time FreeBSD installers; we might want to make it a little
>> easier still by labeling the relevant button "OK", "Save", "Next",
>> "Do It!" or something instead of "Exit".
> Create and Delete act on the layout design Nothing done at this point
> actually writes anything to the disk. I would suggest that "Exit" be changed
> to "Continue" and, as I have already suggested, "Save" on the next screen
> should be changed to "Commit" or "Execute".
> A one-liner on the screen stating that nothing at this point will
> write to the disk
> might be a good idea, though, just to make people more comfortable.

Thanks for these suggestions! I've changed some of the wording here, and 
added help text on the bottom of the screen for all of the buttons.

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