FreeBSD 9.3 new install problems ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Fri Aug 1 20:16:40 UTC 2014

On 08/01/14 11:43, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 08:35:19AM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 07/31/14 22:33, Warren Block wrote:
>>> On Thu, 31 Jul 2014, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>>> .... I am new to FreeBSD, been using UNIX since '86 (ConvexOS, then
>>>> SGI), Linux since 1995 ISlack, Mandrake, SuSE, Fedora, CentOS). I
>>>> just apparently completed an install of FreeBSD AMD64 on a
>>>> purpose-built computer, Jaguar Kabini based (Sempron 3850), 4 X 1 TB
>>>> HGST SATA3 HDD's, 16 GB RAM. I partitioned the HDD;s using the shell
>>>> option from the partition dialog (used a shell script,
>>> Why?  What did the shell script do?
>> Mostly saved me possible typos typing it all in live .... It just
>> entered the same gpt/gstripe/newfs.etc commands I would have typed in at
>> the console ....
> Why don't you use the installer that comes on the install images,
> `bsdinstall`?
> Roland

I poked around a bit (*not* much), & missed anything RAID-related in the 
installer .... is that on me ? The FreeBSD doc site seemed to imply that 
I would need the shell approach to do what I wanted, so I mostly just 
went w/ that, maybe more pilot error :-/ ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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