FreeBSD 9

Ismael Farfán sulfurfff at
Thu Jan 19 17:07:20 UTC 2012

2012/1/19 Jonathan Vomacka <juvix88 at>:
> On Jan 18, 2012 9:37 PM, "Allan McKinnon" <mckinnon at> wrote:
>> I finally got to install FreeBSD 9 onto my computer and noticed that the
> installer is now different.  It seems to me that it forces you into doing
> extra steps that I was comfortable doing on my own.  I really enjoyed the
> old installer because then I had complete control over how I tweaked my
> computer during and after the install.  I am surprised that there is no gui
> present while installing FreeBSD because it feels more like Ubuntu or a
> windows install (somewhat).  Please, please, please take this nightmare
> away and bring the beloved installer that was before FreeBSD 9.
>> Thank you for listening.
>> Allan
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> I am going to have to agree. The new installer is terrible

Actually, I like the new installer, it's great, simple, fast and
straight forward; only uncompress 4 files and you're done, still let
you enable the services you need.

I think it can be improved a little more though, for instance the
manual partition utility could show the total available free space in
units that will actually fill the disk/partition (It recommended me to
create a 40G partition and let 800Mb unpartitioned hole at the end)
and could also show a resume of the steps to be performed.

Other than that, I think is a good improvement.


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