Installer program for FreeBSD-9.0?

Thomas Mueller mueller6727 at
Mon Dec 6 10:07:45 UTC 2010

Is there any intent to modify, hopefully improve, the installer program (sysinstall) for FreeBSD-9.0?

I noticed something on the freebsd-questions emailing list about a pc-sysinstall, but downloaded a snapshot .iso of CURRENT-9.0 mainly to see what was there, not planning to install; am already running 8.1-RELEASE.

Installer looked the same as for recent releases through 8.1; installation sets were broken into base.aa, base.ab, etc. (floppy-sized or a little less), rather than the easier-to-handle base.tbz (or .tgz), etc.  Man page for sysinstall (FreeBSD 8.1) says it is overdue for end of life.  Options are confusing.  What is a "standard installation"?  How many users are going to be able to get together enough good floppies to install that way?


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