It actually offers cfdisk, which is a geeky tool but considerably friendlier than fdisk. I've always liked cfdisk, but I do understand partitioning pretty well and have been doing it for years and years in DOS, Windows, and Linux.
Thanks. I had partitions already prepared, so I didn't get to the fdisk stage. I also tend to use a different tool for creating partitions - Dfsee, which now has a Linux version. While its commercial software, it does things that no other partitioning tool I've used can manage.
I was interested in your comments on the quick release cycle of Zenwalk. I have come to the opinion that Linux distros in general offer new versions far too often. I think the 5+ years between Windows XP and Windows Vista is about right I'd like to see new Vector versions come out with *years* in between and just some service packs to add support for important stuff that comes up between releases. If not five years, then at least two years between releases would be acceptable. Even with the less frequent releases of VectorLinux as compared with other distros, it seems that just about the time I have my system just as I want it, a new version is on the horizon and I'll have to do it all over again.
Hmm. I think the Zenwalk interval is too short, but I would have just as many problems with the Microsoft type of interval. Having just had a fun day preparing 14 laptops for delivery, I can see a different problem with the Microsoft development process. Even though I had the last copy of Autopatcher available (up to June this year), there were still 30 odd patches to download. With an interval as long as Microsofts', there is just too much updating to do after a year or so.
If you look at XP, you have SP1, SP2, plus over 100 mb of other patches. Looks like a good case for more frequent updates, or at least, refresh copies of the basic media.
I think the Vector update interval is not too far off optimum. Maybe 18 months instead of 12?
What I would like to see is more chance of upgrading a distribution on a continuing basis. Zenwalk is fairly good in that regard - don't yet know how good Vector is. I once made the mistake of trying to upgrade a version of SuSE - never do that again...