9.0B1 Installer issues
rcm at fuzzwad.org
Wed Aug 31 16:23:11 UTC 2011
Recently did a clean install of 9.0B1 into a 900gb VMware image.
1. The mount path shown on the screen gets truncated if it's longer than
8 characters. See /usr/ports on the image at
http://www.fuzzwad.org/FreeBSD-9.0B1/fbsdinstall1.png It does mount
correctly but it'd be more useful to see the whole path than all the
blue background in this screen.
2. Creating a 4gb filesystem for /usr/ports does not generate enough
inodes to untar ports.txz into.
http://www.fuzzwad.org/FreeBSD-9.0B1/fbsdinstall2.png This may not be
an installer issue per se, but does need to be addressed. I'm sure I'm
not the only one who wants separate filesystems for ports [and src and obj].
3. A minor nit... no screen image for this one so I hope my explanation
suffices. From the screen shown in 1 above [and on a disk with some
unallocated space :) ], press "C"reate. The top line says "freebsd-ufs"
with the cursor on the "f", and you're in "insert mode". I either have
to arrow out to the end of the line, then backspace; or type in what I
want, then delete the rest. Two ways to make this more friendly. A]
Place the cursor at the end of the line. B] Leave it at the beginning,
but if anything but arrow keys are pressed [and you're at the beginning
of the line], delete the text after the cursor.
San Antonio TX
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