Subject: Re: should not ask for filesets first
To: NetBSD Install Process Technical Discussion List <tech-install@NetBSD.ORG>
From: William Allen Simpson <>
List: tech-install
Date: 07/03/2003 18:31:20
And you know that when Woods and I are agreeing, maybe there's something 
there, since AFAIR we've never agreed before!  (OK, maybe once or twice.)

"Greg A. Woods" wrote:
> In the long run this makes no sense.  IIRC sysinst can, and should, be
> usable to install new sets _after_ the initial install.  (this is
> certainly the case with FreeBSD's installer anyway)
> The only thing that really makes sense to help determine the initial
> disk partition layout is to know what the intended use of the machine
> will be and then apply that knowledge to guide heuristics which can
> determine actual partition layout based on the available storage.
> However before it makes any sense for sysinst to offer anything other
> than one basic default layout it must be able to handle multiple disks! :-)

William Allen Simpson
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