Look what a mess I made (was Brilliant and very useful...)

Terry Lambert tlambert2 at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 7 12:58:42 PDT 2003

Eric Anderson wrote:
> Terry Lambert wrote:
> > "Michael W . Lucas" wrote:
> >>On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 11:08:05AM -0500, Eric Anderson wrote:
> >>
> >>>Now, all I need is to figure out how to tweak sysinstall and add some
> >>>"newbie" features that "do it all".. maybe a committer that knows the
> >>>sysinstall gunk will see this..
> >>
> >>We're all afraid of sysinstall.  Sysinstall has eaten up any number of
> >>developers and spit out their steaming bones.
> >>
> >>Seriously, patches are welcome.  Please.
> >
> >
> > Start with the author's "non-negotiable request #6", and realize

[ ... ]

> Huh?  I thought we were talking about adding some functionality to
> sysinstall..  What did I miss?

If ``"newbie" features that "do it all"'' is supposed to include
repartitioning the disk and moving around a Windows XP partition,
and provdin a boot selector, you are going to have one hell of a
time adding this feature to sysinstall.

Even so, that won't keep a Windows 2000/XP recovery disk from
stomping your FreeBSD out of existance, each time you use it.

Some of the referenced article's "non-negotiable requirements"
are bogus as all get out.

-- Terry

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