On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 09:16:04PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 09:56:56PM -0600, Steven Susbauer wrote:
> > Jerry McAllister wrote:
> >>> Maybe I am wrong, but I feel it shouldn't be necessary to waste
> >>> 3 CDs
> >>> from installation if I have a high-speed permanent Internet
> >>> connection.
> >>> So
> >>> wouldn't just 1 DVD-RW do?
> >> Basically, you are wrong, because you haven't looked far enough in to
> >> things to know that FreeBSD has done it that way from the beginning
> >> (or almost that far back). I have never done a complete install from
> >> a CD or DVD, but just acquired the first disk, booted the install
> >> program and then done the install over the net. I've been doing that
> >> for more than 10 years and am far from being an early adopter. Others
> >> have
> >> done so much longer.
> >> But, some people are [still] not in the positition to be able to do
> >> installs over the net. Their service is inadequate or, in some
> >> cases they are not even connected, so the whole system is made available
> >> to them on disk as well.
> >> Actually, I believe, if you are doing just the FreeBSD install, and
> >> not at the same time installing some of the ports, it is still layed
> >> out to need only the first CD even if you are not installing over the
> >> net. But, I haven't checked recent versions. The other CDs contain
> >> the sources for various ports and some special case things.
> >> ////jerry
> > This is still the behavior. You can install any of the base
> > distributions for that release with only disc 1, as well as some of the
> > ports. I have had issues booting the netinstall cds for some reason, and
> > installing the distribution from the cd goes faster anyway.
> Just make sure that if you choose "src" or "ports", that you properly
> "adopt" your src and ports trees. (This is why I often advocate not
> installing src/ports from CD/DVD/FTP/whatever, and instead using
> csup once the box is up and working).
Do you really mean 'update' instead of "adopt"
Otherwise, I don't know what you mean by "adopt" in this context.
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