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Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Feb 3 23:34:19 UTC 2010

On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 17:01:52 -0600, Martin McCormick <martin at> wrote:
> 	The commit does not format the disk. There is no "last
> chance" prompt. It goes right to the download and proceeds to
> install FreeBSD all over mfs.

This seems to be obvious because no changes have been made
to the disk (i. e. no slicing, no MBRin, no partitioning).

> 	The CDROM for installing FreeBSD correctly formats the
> drive and installs the OS on that very same box. My first
> question is why doesn't the mfs do the same thing?

This is a matter of what has been selected within the partition
editor. If not "UFS2+S Y" is set, no formatting process will
take place.

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