Fresh install on gmirror'ed disks?

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Fri Mar 3 03:01:55 UTC 2006

JoaoBR wrote:
> On Thursday 02 March 2006 22:59, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> Thats what i figured. Its sad that the fbsd installer is so behind the
>> linux ones, in terms of setting up raid and lvm during install.
> I'm sorry that such things make you sad but do you mind to explain why this is 
> "behind" ? 

Because most Linux distributions have had this feature for a while now. 
It's no secret that our installer blows. It gets the job done for a 
basic install, provided you know its quirks, and thats it.

> What would be the advantage to have raid as OS install option?
> Certainly such option confuse average users which probably do not know what 
> raid is. 

I think the advantage is clear. You don't have to waste time installing 
the OS, then going through a complex procedure to setup RAID, and 
reinstalling again, i think that would confuse average users more. 
Besides, FreeBSD is a server operating system, and is not intended for 
average users. If you don't know what RAID is, you shouldn't be in IT.

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