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Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 15:07:01 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Request for fix in installation

On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 08:33:29AM +0000, J?n S?ren?k wrote:
>   I've installed Owl 2.0 yesterday. I't very nice. Gives me the feeling
> of kinda (no flames please) OpenBSD-grade system built upon GNU/Linux.
> Nice work!


>   I'd like to add my 0.02Euro, could the installation menu in section
> mounting and formatting partitions be changed so the cursor will be
> placed by default on "just mount (no format)", not "format ext3"?

I'd rather keep it the way it is now.  The "no format" choice would be
wrong for most people.

> I remember a situation from my youth when I showed my cousin how to install
> Slackware Linux and they (probably still) have it likewise. My cousin
> held down ENTER key for a bit longer and he erased data from one
> partition :)

Well, this shouldn't occur with Owl because the very next question is
"Are you really sure ..." and the answer defaults to "No".  I don't
think we need double-safety here.

Thank you for your suggestion!

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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