Modern FreeBSD Installer?

Gary Gatten Ggatten at
Wed Apr 22 22:20:56 UTC 2009

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From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Wojciech
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 4:17 PM
To: Adam Vandemore
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Subject: Re: Modern FreeBSD Installer?

>> as better than sysinstall.
> Once upon time, there was a Summer of Code projects set to develop a 
> graphical installer for FBSD 7.x.  I don't know what happened to it,
but also 
> agree there is no need for such a thing.  Sysinstall may appear
> but it's really quite easy to use once you're used to it.

i don't understand WHY something has to be better just because it's 
working in graphics mode.

it doesn't make sense.

IMHO numbers and letters look the same in the scary dark place, a TUI,
or GUI.  Better device detection, faster, more packages, etc. would all
be "better" and should be more of a priority than making a GUI
installer.  I'm a function before form person, so pretty GUI's don't
really impress me much.  Make it detect my hardware CORRECTLY and
install the right stuff fairly quickly and I'm happy!

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