misc/164281: bsdinstall selection

Tomek CEDRO cederom at tlen.pl
Wed Jan 18 14:00:24 UTC 2012

>Number:         164281
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       bsdinstall selection
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jan 18 14:00:23 UTC 2012
>Originator:     Tomek CEDRO
>Release:        8.2-RELEASE
FreeBSD hexagon.. 8.2-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Sep 27 18:45:57 UTC 2011     root at amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64

Please add "sysinstall" option on the installer splash screen (next to the Shell and LiveCD), or add bsdinstall as preferred installation method in sysinstall. bsdinstall is not as versatile as sysinstall, it changes habits of users, its buggy and some features are missing - this is a tool for quick fresh installation on a new machine but can do serious damages to existing multisystem machines (i.e. changing the partitioning style to GPT, does not have option to format/noformat partitions, selecting filesystem, etc)...



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