New BSD Installer

Joe Holden lists at rewt.org.uk
Fri Feb 10 20:02:19 UTC 2012


Joe Holden wrote:
> Alex Samorukov wrote:
>> On 02/10/2012 06:56 PM, Joe Holden wrote:
>>> Guys,
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am highly against reverting. Old installer is not GPT aware and in 
>> fact is unmaintained for a very long time.
>>
> True, there is that.
> 
>> About ftp - its probably needs to be handled better, but most of the 
>> user i think using cd/dvd image, so it is not an issue. And new 
>> installer is written on shell, so i think its better to fix broken 
>> parts then to revert it to outdated and unmaintained code.
>>
> True also perhaps, could be more user friendly though especially for 
> people just installing it - I have been using my own install scripts and 
> such since 5 but am giving the new installer a go at the moment...
> 
>> P.S. i personally had no problems with a new installer, used it from DVD.
On a related note - does the new installer have any kind of config file 
for unattended installs a la sysinstall?


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