I'm trying to ignore this thread, but as an infrequent installer, I think it would be nice for those of us with limited experience to have a context sensitive help to explain the various install options, such as: what it is/does, how much disk space, how many/which dependancies, estimated install time, etc. I don't care if its TUI or GUI - just something to help me make the various selections at install time. With my luck such a thing is already there and I just don't know about it, but thought I'd throw it out.
----- Original Message ----- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org <owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org> To: Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanlit...@gmail.com> Cc: Tim Judd <taj...@gmail.com>; FreeBSD Questions Mailing List <email@example.com> Sent: Sun Apr 26 19:00:07 2009 Subject: Re: Modern FreeBSD Installer? On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:52:56 -0400, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanlit...@gmail.com> wrote: > Last week I have installed Solaris 10 ( 2008-10 ) on a PC ( x86 ) > having an Intel main board . It did not recognize Philips 220WS LCD ( > 1680 x 1050 ) monitor and selected itself a text-mode install and also > booted in text mode. > > I moved its hard disk to a PC with an Asus main board having an > attached CRT Philips 109B6 ( maximum resolution : 1920 x 1440 ) > monitor . Since boards were different , Solaris 10 could not boot . I > started an upgrade installation . During that time it become necessary > to leave PC for a while assuming that installation will wait . With > its count down and start by itself in its GUI mode . it started to > install automatically . > > At the end , the install become useless because its default detections > were not what parts were there ( I think it used previously detected > parts without checking the present parts except monitor and perhaps > some others , I do not know exactly .) . That's why there should be at least the option of a text-mode install (and it should probably be the default, as Polytropon wrote). I also hate it when an installer fails to autodetect my video adapter and ends up showing me a useless blank screen or, even worse, an equally useless 'out of range' monitor message! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" <font size="1"> <div style='border:none;border-bottom:double windowtext 2.25pt;padding:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in'> </div> "This email is intended to be reviewed by only the intended recipient and may contain information that is privileged and/or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, use, dissemination, disclosure or copying of this email and its attachments, if any, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by return email and delete this email from your system." </font>
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