On Sunday, July 24, 2011, Ron McDowell <r...@fuzzwad.org> wrote: >> > > I'll have to agree with the original poster. I have no problem with the look and feel of the new installer, but when functionality that WAS there is now gone, that's a problem. My two, make that three, biggest gripes are: > > 1) no "back" button/selection/mechanism on each screen. Rebooting because I fat-fingered something on the previous screen is, well, unacceptable.
> 2) no "minimal" install. Most of my installs are single- or few-task servers where I need a base os and a couple ports. The nice thing about bsdinstall is that every install is identical. It's basically just dumping an image file to disk. > 3) I see no "post-install" uses on the new one. Sysinstall could be used on an up-and-running system to do everything from adding a user to changing a nameserver and more. Thank goodness. The worst thing about sysinstall was that it tried to be a Swiss Army knife doing everything, yet not doing any one thing well. It made a royal mess of rc.conf if you tried to use it to configure a system. Usually the first time someone mentions they use it for post-install configuration, the recommendation is to stop doing that! An os installer should do just that: install the os and nothing else. -- Freddie Cash fjwc...@gmail.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"