Fresh install on gmirror'ed disks?
mikej at rogers.com
Fri Mar 3 15:28:03 UTC 2006
> On Friday 03 March 2006 00:01, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> 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.
> I don't think that having or not a raid option at install time is classifying
> the installer as behind nor I think it is important. Freebsd's installer
> probably lacks a nice look but on the other side it is clear and direct and
> you get without lots of questions and blabla the system up and running in
> 5-10 minutes what certainly is straight forward and not behind.
Well, thats your opinion, which i doubt many people share.
> The only advantage I can see is when you really want raid at install time and
> that definitly is not usual.
What planet are you from? It's very usual. You setup RAID before you
copy data to the array, not the other way around.
> Even if *your* opinion is that Freebsd is not intended for average users it is
> used by thousends of them.
I seriously doubt they don't know what RAID is.
> Setting up raid with gmirror on FBSD is as easy as dd'ing an image to a floppy
> disk so I do not see where you wast your time - still less since you do not
> need to reinstall the OS again. So who is confused here is you.
You fail to see the point, please don't get involved on this topic any
more. I didn't ask to debate the above advantages, with people that
don't have a clue what they are talking about.
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