Installing FreeBSD on HP Computer that is using software RAID 5

Carmel NY carmel_ny at
Sat Jan 5 15:58:51 UTC 2019

On Fri, 4 Jan 2019 21:23:22 +0100, Polytropon stated:

>In my opinion, providing RELEASE-pX images (patched versions)
>could be a nice addition to the offerings FreeBSD already has.
>I think you will agree that STABLE "snapshots" probably aren't
>that interesting, while BETA, ALPHA, and RCs might be useful
>for testers.
>Given an Internet connection is activated upon system installation
>time, a non-intrusive dialog could be presented like this:
>	You are about to install FreeBSD 12.0.
>	Currently there are patched versions
>	available which you can install. Please
>	select the version you want:
>	[ ] FreeBSD 12.0    of 2018-12-12
>	[ ] FreeBSD 12.0 p1 of 2019-01-23
>	[ ] FreeBSD 12,0 p2 of 2019-02-34
>Sorry for the nonsense dates. :-)
>This is especially handy for installation via "bootonly" media
>where no actual data to be installed is present.

This is essentially exactly what I am looking for. I find the argument
that creating "point" releases would be too time consuming to be an
invalid argument. In reality, this option would only be valid for
"boot-only" discs anyway.


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