9.0 bsdinstall usage

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Fri Sep 23 08:21:44 UTC 2011

On 09/23/11 04:09, Fbsd8 wrote:
> I have installed 9.0 bata2 from cd and the net. In both cases after the
> completion of the install and rebooting, the bsdinstall scripts still
> remain on the new installed system. If I interpret the code logic
> correctly, bsdinstall can ONLY be used for an original install. It's not
> intended by design to be used any other time, unlike sysinstall. I think
> the "auto" script should have code added to remove all traces of the
> bsdinstall environment at the conclusion of the install. This way
> bsdinstall fulfills the original design goals and guarantees no one can
> exec it by accident and kill there running system.

It's quite useful after install time for installing new systems (e.g. 
jails). It also uses approximately zero disk space.

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