Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#654 closed Feature Request (fixed)

PC-BSD 9.0 installer doesn't explain anything about FreeBSD slices

Reported by: Boug Owned by: kris
Priority: blocker Milestone:
Component: Installer Version: 9.0-RELEASE
Keywords: explaination slices Cc: trac-bugs@…

Description

PC-BSD was created to allow non-expert users to easily install and use an alternative system to Linux, Windows or Mac OSX. And as this, it has to explain it's particularities to non-expert people, especially about it's partitioning way.

So, it would be nice for new and inexperienced users that the PC-BSD installer explains briefly how PC-BSD is partitioned : it might briefly explain the FreeBSD slices and that the root partition is in fact a part of a slice which itself has to be a primary partition created from an ext2-3-4, FAT, NTFS or any other file system for the system to be installed!

Imagine you are a pure FreeBSD newbie : how would you know that? The most of the new PC-BSD users come from the Linux world, and even me, who was a very experienced Linux user, I was lost with the slices partitioning system with no explaination at the beginning.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by joshms

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

We have this all very well documented in the PC-BSD handbook. We don't want to put all this information into the installer and clutter it up. Also the new installer is a littler smarter about how it handles partitions, so you should see some significant improvement.

http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Partitioning_the_Hard_Drive

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