HHH wrote:Provide a hint for the hapless user so that when they are caught, they can find a/the workaround
I looked at your links, and Lauchpad, I don't know if it is a bug or not, if it is then a launchpad entry seems to be the place to set the problem..
Maybe an explanation of partitioning might be in order, but the Linux Mint user guide does seem to provide enough information
--or one could check Ubuntu 9.04 (the basis of Mint 7) or maybe Mepis 8, which has a pretty good user guide; just enough information to get going..I am not sure an installer program should attempt to fix that
--even though I already had a windows partition and installed side-by-side, I had no problem with / being too small for Linux Mint 7 (gloria) main edition, it used the free space/partition available: except I had 2 hard drives, one for windows and one for Linux
I would guess that the free space available to the next OS to install is small, and that the user has made no provision for partitioning
--perhaps that is something few are used to doing, being that they tend to buy pre-packaged systems with the OS already installed, and usually taking up the whole hard drive in however many partiyions (hidden or visible) the manufacturer has created
I doubt anyone wants an OS to automatically repartition their system and the current installed OS's
-- no matter how automatic it might seem, what happens when the partitioning doesn't work, and nothing boots.