misc/128079: Disk1,Disk2,Disk1,Disk1

Ray ai2s at drnetspook.com
Tue Oct 14 02:10:03 UTC 2008

>Number:         128079
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Disk1,Disk2,Disk1,Disk1
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 14 02:10:01 UTC 2008
>Originator:     Ray
>Release:        7.0
Homebrew overclocked ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe. AMD mobile processor running at actual 2325Mhz 1gb RAM Seagate 160GB w/8MB cache. Also, with the very common A7N8x-e halts on install just after finding the IDE drives. I had to disable the Firewire in my BIOS to unhalt the install. Why, oh why are you halting the install because of firewire? With just a solid curser staring at us?
I have 4 disks burned for FreeBSD 7.0. I have ten operating systems on this box, so I'm not really a noobie.

I wanted to build a simple install with KDE or GNOME and a browser. 

I can't believe how many times I was asked to go from Disk1 to Disk 2 to disk 3, back and forth forever. I finally had to just quit and now I am going to drink a bunch of beer. You drove me to drink.

I know in my heart that FreeBSD is the best OS, but it is pretty much impossible to install from your CD ISOs. 

I have heard that I can use the boot cd and install from the internet. Well, why did I download the CDs then. 

You should just tell the people that the CD install is just wrong and give instructions to install over the Net. I was going to buy the CD set. Sure glad I didn't do that. 

So now I guess I have to download the dvd version from a torrent guy? One guy was able to develop an installation dvd. Why couldn't you?

And how about simple instructions for installing GNOME or KDE or both. Or better yet, how about letting us check a box to automatically install the GUI and Opera. How difficult could that be?
Try to install FreeBSD from your own CDs. 


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