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September 22nd, 2008, 08:25 PM
What I want to do is create two fixed sized partitions and then
have the third partition use whatever is left of the disk. This
is what I am doing:

d-i partman-auto/expert_recipe string \
ccs-ws :: \
10000 10 10000 ext3 \
$primary{ } $bootable{ } \
method{ format } format{ } \
use_filesystem{ } filesystem{ ext3 } \
mountpoint{ / } \
. \
1000 200 200% linux-swap \
$primary{ } \
method{ swap } format{ } \
. \
100 20000 500000 ext3 \
$primary{ } \
method{ format } format{ } \
use_filesystem{ } filesystem{ ext3 } \
mountpoint{ /scr } \
d-i partman-auto/choose_recipe select ccs-ws

This "works" but only because the maximum sizes all fit within
the disk I am installing on. But it leaves about 20% of the
disk unused. I have seen numerous examples of people using a
much larger number where I have 500000 and the implication is
that it will use as much as the disk has space for. At least
that has been my interpretation. Doesn't work for me.
I get an error saying the partition goes outside the disk,
or some such. What I have not been able to find and would
really appreciate is a pointer to is some documentation about
how the "priority" field is really supposed to be used.
Clearly I am confused on this issue. Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

September 24th, 2008, 10:50 PM
For the record, if I take the "$primary{ }" out of the
partition that I want to take up the rest of the disk,
it works, albeit by making it in an extended partition.
I would prefer to keep it a primary partition but I can
live with it this way. But if anybody know how to make
this work with a primary partition, I'm still interested.