Subject: Re: System configuration utility
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert V. Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 09/29/1998 10:31:07
"Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> [direct followups to tech-install]
> "Brian C. Grayson" writes:
> > Two ideas on the boot-floppy lack-of-space issue:
> I want to get rid of the problem soon.
> Ross has built this really cool "ustarfs" support in libsa that will
> allow us to boot off of a multi-volume tar archive on a couple of
> floppies. That will give us plenty of room for doing very user
On the one hand this is good. But on the otherhand FreeBSD does a
pretty sophisticated install using one floppy. Why do WE need more
> friendly installs on modern machines. Less modern machines (those with
> very low amounts of memory) will probably be stuck with a stripped
> down boot floppy and a less than totally user friendly install.
> With ustarfs and bzip, I suspect we'll be able to fit a much more
> interesting install in for the "average" user.