New BSD Installer

Joe Holden lists at
Fri Feb 10 17:56:45 UTC 2012


This should really be reverted to sysinstall until the new installer is 
at least in a state where it consistently works... the most important 
part of a new users experience is the installer and the few new installs 
I have done lately I've just installed 8.2 and upgraded from there as 
the new installer is terribly buggy.

Few things:

- On my installs at least, if there is an unknown ftp connection problem 
the installer will just bail and say it has been aborted - this 
consistently happens when is selected

- there is no method of stepping back through the install

- If a dhcp lease request times out manual configuration isn't offered

I realise that a lot of work has gone into it and it's nice and new, but 
really unless it's finished it shouldn't be the default.


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