New BSD Installer
lists at rewt.org.uk
Fri Feb 10 18:23:36 UTC 2012
Joe Holden wrote:
> This should really be reverted to sysinstall until the new installer is
> at least in a state where it consistently works... the most important
> part of a new users experience is the installer and the few new installs
> I have done lately I've just installed 8.2 and upgraded from there as
> the new installer is terribly buggy.
> Few things:
> - On my installs at least, if there is an unknown ftp connection problem
> the installer will just bail and say it has been aborted - this
> consistently happens when ftp.de is selected
> - there is no method of stepping back through the install
> - If a dhcp lease request times out manual configuration isn't offered
Another one I've just encountered several times:
For some reason the output for setting root password has new lines and
lots of space between the various bits of text and isn't taking any
input (see http://i.imgur.com/lTP5b.png)
The lack of installation progress or emergency shell on another terminal
is also something that I think should be considered - being able to see
whats going on and getting error output from the commands the installer
is running is invaluable.
> I realise that a lot of work has gone into it and it's nice and new, but
> really unless it's finished it shouldn't be the default.
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