FreeBSD installation DVD with multiple Graphical desktops to choose from

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jun 17 22:37:30 UTC 2017

On Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:34:15 -0600, JD wrote:
> Have not had the time to look yet ....
> Does 11.1's installer let the user to select a graphical DT
> from the DVD's available packages?

Due to the enormous amount of choices the installer does not
provide a means to select a desktop. However, you can choose
to install from the packages provided on the "bigger" install
media (the -dvd1.iso) and enable it yourself. The installer
does not perform this specific task (as it aims to be able
to install FreeBSD as a multi-purpose OS, in comparison to
a desktop-only oriented OS). That's why bsdinstall's primary
job is to install the OS. Also note that the software that
comes on the install media is limited (due to media size)
and simply cannot cope with the initially mentioned amount
of possibilities.

Ye olde sysintall included an option to install packages,
but that option is no longer present in bsdinstall. Check

and the following pages for confirmation.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list