On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 16:26:33 +0200, "Jonathan McKeown" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > On Monday 11 September 2006 15:56, Jud wrote: > > everyone who uses FreeBSD knows that a "better" (meaning, > > at least to many folks, more simplified and graphical) > > installer would be nice > > Perhaps as an option. The problem is that you need to install a graphical > environment to run a graphical installer. Simplicity means different > things > to different people, too. [snip] > Now the only time my servers get a screen/keyboard connected is to > configure > the BIOS when they are first unpacked. Otherwise the basic install is > done > from the serial boot CD with my laptop as a serial terminal, up to the > point > where I can ssh to the box and start customising, adding packages etc. > From > my point of view it doesn't get simpler than that.
Yes, I meant "at least to many folks" literally - there are many people for whom a graphical installer would be overcomplication. I personally like the "The BSD Installer" <URL: http://www.bsdinstaller.org/>; it just happens to suit the way I install a system in that it makes available most of what I tweak and I don't use most of what it hides. I wish the Summer of Code project to adapt it for FreeBSD installation (<URL: http://wikitest.freebsd.org/BSDInstaller> were more alive than it appears to be. Jud -- "I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day." - Douglas Adams _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"