On Sun, 7 Mar 2004 23:28:03 -0500 "JJB" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Well I do have specific comments about some aspects that needs to > be improved? > > Right at the beginning of sysinstall should be warning about what > to set PC bios options to, like plugNplay off, power management off, > boot time virus check disabled, PCI irq assignments set to auto, OS > type set to non-windows, ect. Give then option to cancel sysinstall > to set bios. 5.2.1 all ready askes about ACPI... not sure about previous ones... Don't see what about the current system prevents them from rebooting and checking the bios... > That should be followed with option for standard basic install > using whole hard drive from cdrom, and no questions from that point > on. Behinds the scenes, fdisk deletes all hard drive partitions, > disklable uses auto config, skip config is taken, distro of kernel > source, no x-server, and no to all other questions, except set root > password and timezone. > > Then for the original way, for each option question, give info about > what this option enables and why one would enable it. > Example > > enable NFS server (yes / NO) NFS stands for (Network File server) > An advanced function where by this system you are installing will > have an (Local Area Network) behind it and you want this system to > share It's disk space with the other FBSD PC's on the lan. Answering > yes will start the NFS server on this system and all the FBSD pc on > the Lan must have the NFS client running to access and share the NFS > servers disk space. Will not work with MS/windows PC on the Lan. Can > be enabled later by rc.conf statements. Only answer yes if you know > for certain you are going to use this function in the immediate > future. This could get annoying... probally be easier just to have a button that could be hit to bring up help... > This kind of pointed detailed information embedded into each > question installer is asked to respond to, provides the installer > with the info necessary to make an informed chose right there in > front of them where it belongs and not off in some un-accessible > handbook. See above... regardless, reading it should be done... and new users should all ways be pointed towards it and/or some unix tutorials... _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"