Installer program for FreeBSD-9.0?

David Brodbeck gull at
Mon Dec 20 20:29:11 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 3:27 AM, Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:
> On Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:14:22 +0000
> "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6727 at> wrote:
>> > The argument is normally that even without a CD drive everyone has
>> > USB so should install using that instead of floppies.
>> Not true on a very old computer (especially USB)
> That's why I said "the argument", implying that it's something I don't
> agree with :)
> I do think we need to be careful to remember that plenty of people
> don't have modern setups.

Also, boot-from-USB is not entirely standardized.  In that regard it's
sort of in the same position boot-from-CD was in in the 1990s.  For
example, Intel Macs won't boot from USB unless the drive has a GPT
partition table.

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