roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Mar 2 15:43:10 PST 2006
Kevin Kinsey writes:
> >Is there any way to install freebsd very easily
> >just by popping in a cd rom and following prompts?
> >I tried it and got nowhere fast.
> I would maintain that FreeBSD isn't terribly difficult
> to install. But if by "prompts" you mean 6.49 "Yes/No"
> type questions, the answer is, "of course not." It's
> a tad more like Christmas Eve: put the kids to bed,
> collect the tools, open the box, RTFM, and put it
> together before dawn.....
It is my understanding this is not technically true.
If I had 100 identical machines, I would investigate the "make
release" path and roll my own. I believe this gives you the ability
to include a configuration file which auto-answers most if not all
of the sysinsall questions.
For a single machine, there is - or a least used to be - an
"express" install option. I've never used it, so I have no idea how
"express" it was.
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