Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:35 UTC, submitted by lomax
FreeBSD "Welcome to the home page of the finstall project, accepted for Google's Summer of Code 2007. This project aims to create a user-friendly graphical installer for FreeBSD & FreeBSD-derived systems. The project should yield something usable for 7.0-RELEASE, but the intention is to keep it as a "second" installer system during 7.x, alongside sysinstall. In any case, sysinstall will be kept for architectures not supported by finstall (e.g. all except i386 and amd64)." A first version has been released.
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Extended partition?
by Temcat on Fri 31st Aug 2007 13:33 UTC
Temcat
Member since:
2005-10-18

Can it install on an extended partition yet?

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RE: Extended partition?
by rcsteiner on Fri 31st Aug 2007 20:51 in reply to "Extended partition?"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

I hope so. Requiring a primary is sooooo 1980's. :-)

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RE[2]: Extended partition?
by Soulbender on Mon 3rd Sep 2007 12:41 in reply to "RE: Extended partition?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

limiting "primary" partitions to 4 and using an ungodly hack like extended partitions is so 1970's.

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RE: Extended partition?
by J-freebsd_98 on Sat 1st Sep 2007 02:15 in reply to "Extended partition?"
J-freebsd_98 Member since:
2006-01-01

my very first install of bsd put 2 of the three
(/var /tmp /usr) within free space within an
extended partition.(1) Kept it that way until I moved
the os and Windows98 to a larger disk
.........
(1) the fourth being / (root) which shared a
"slice" with whichever of the 3 above, was not in the extended
partition. (that slice between (c:) and (d:)
at that time)
....

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