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install/47038: installing from a USB stick image is unnecessarily confusing

>Number:         47038
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       installing from a USB stick image is unnecessarily confusing
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Oct 05 11:00:00 +0000 2012
>Originator:     David A. Holland
>Release:        NetBSD 6.0_RC2
System: [stock RC2 from releng]
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

If you install from one of the USB stick images that has all the
install sets already on it, there's no obvious option to pick to tell
it where the install sets are. "CD" doesn't work; neither does asking
it to mount your USB stick, because it's already mounted. It turns out
that if you choose an already mounted directory and use the default
path, it works, but this isn't at all obvious from the menus.


as above.


Shouldn't install media that come with installation sets choose their
own installation sets by default? It seems that if one is going to
take the trouble to download and dd the enormous image, one shouldn't
subsequently have to think about where the sets are.

Or maybe there should just be a menu entry for "the USB stick you
booted from".

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