Request for review/testing: switching the default installer

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Fri Mar 4 21:05:52 UTC 2011

On 04/03/2011 20:24, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 6:49 AM, Nathan Whitehorn
> <nwhitehorn at> wrote:
>> BSDinstall has acquired at this point its final form (prior to a future
>> merge with pc-sysinstall), and I believe is ready to replace sysinstall on
>> the 9.0 snapshot ISOs. Barring any objections, I would like to pull this
>> switch 2 weeks from today, on the 14th of March.
>> A patch to the release infrastructure code can be found here (make release
>> must be run with Makefile.bsdinstall using this patch to get non-sysinstall
>> media):
>> Test ISOs for amd64 and i386 can be found here:
>> More recent test ISOs, as well as ones for other architectures, may be
>> available at:
> Any chance of a memstick.img version being made available?
> Or, does anyone have instructions on how to convert the ISO images
> into memstick images?  Preferably using a Linux station, not a FreeBSD
> station.
> I have a beautiful 24-drive system here just crying out for testing
> 9-CURRENT and ZFSv28, but it doesn't have any bootable media except
> USB sticks.  And the 2011-01-* memstick snapshot of 9-CURRENT fails
> with "can't create device node in /dev" errors when trying to newfs
> the CompactFlash disk that will be /.
Its always worth having a go with the images from
for example.


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