Fresh install on gmirror'ed disks?

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Fri Mar 3 15:28:03 UTC 2006

JoaoBR wrote:
> 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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