sysinstall(8) && bsdlabel a new disk

Devin Teske dteske at
Tue Nov 2 00:02:59 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 23:48 +0000, Bruce Cran wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Nov 2010 09:04:15 -0700
> Devin Teske <dteske at> wrote:
> > I'll be the first to admit that sysinstall(8) could be a little easier
> > to use in the userland. It should be noted that sade(8) (System
> > Administrator's Disk Editor) is no different -- sade, at this point at
> > least, is nothing more than the `Partition' and `Label' menus ripped
> > straight from sysinstall(8)'s `Custom' menu (with some minor other
> > differences, like the fact that the Ctrl-C menu doesn't work whereas
> > it does in sysinstall(8) -- really ought to file a PR on that one).
> There's a new version of sade being worked on by ae@ in svn /user/ae
> that fixes lots of the problems.

Excellent! I'll have to check it out. (should we then save our PR's for
ae and neglect any problems in sade? I wonder what `ae' stands for,
"alas, edamame?!", I kid).

> With pc-sysinstall getting all the
> attention I doubt sysinstall will have any more work done on it.

I'm _very_ pleased to see from...
...that pc-sysinstall will support scripted installation using a syntax
similar to sysinstall's own install.cfg.

I thought I was going to have to lose sleep over this.

Devin Teske

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