Subject: Re: System configuration utility
To: None <>
From: Robert V. Baron <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/29/1998 10:31:07
"Perry E. Metzger" <> 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
than one.

> 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.
> Perry