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Re: install/47038: installing from a USB stick image is unnecessarily confusing
The following reply was made to PR install/47038; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/47038: installing from a USB stick image is
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:18:52 +0000
On Sat, Oct 06, 2012 at 10:30:04PM +0000, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > does this mean i wouldn't be able to choose some other media?
> > i use this feature fairly often -- boot some random cdrom, but
> > use sets from some other place (usually ftp or nfs.)
> I am not sure about this - while I use it myself as well, there is
> a certain (but not very strong) relation between sysinst, the
> install environment and the sets.
> On the other hand, from a typical user perspective, the whole
> install process should need as few questions/interactions as
> So: let's create an option menu to go via full menu/manual source
> selection, but make the default install "just do the right thing"
> (i.e. use the sets that come with the CD/usb image).
That sounds like the right approach.
As for whether documentation is enough... no, I don't think so. Most
people who have a couple clues won't bother reading the install
instructions in enough detail to notice, and in a lot of environments
by the time you're sitting in the installer wondering wtf to do next
it's a bit late to go back and look at the instructions.
David A. Holland
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