On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 16:26:33 +0200, "Jonathan McKeown"
> 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.
> 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.

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