New BSD Installer

Mike Jakubik mike.jakubik at
Thu Feb 16 22:48:19 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-02-14 at 09:43 -0800, Devin Teske wrote:

> I'm with you on this one. I really don't like the single-"/" setup.
> > while booting multiple systems on GPT also seems to require Linux tools.
> > 
> > I don't know whether this move away from BSD traditional filesystem
> > partitioning (/, /var, /usr etc) to Linux-style came down from Core On
> > High or is just the prerogative of installer-writers?  Jordan was both
> > the latter and a big part of the former for many years, but I guess
> > that's something that can be reverted if people feel to do so.
> > 
> Maybe a vote should be taken. There's about 12 votes in this office here alone
> for putting the partition scheme back the way it was (Colin Percival had a great
> formula for determining partition sizes).

You got my vote for the traditional partitioning scheme.

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