[PC-BSD Testing] general installer questions
kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Dec 11 09:49:24 PST 2009
On Thu, 10 Dec 2009, Dru Lavigne wrote:
> Kris questions for the installation chapter of the book:
> Is there a list yet of what's new in 8? if not, can you send a quick overview of the biggies you want
> mentioned in the book? So far I have: changes to software manager, life preserver backup utility, 64 bit
> NVIDIA, new installer and installer backend
Software Manager Changes
Life Preserver Tool
New Installer Front + Backend
Fixes to System tools
Update to KDE 4.3.4
The new USB stuff in FBSD 8.0 :)
> Is this correct for 8.0 min requirements: 10 GB for PC-BSD, 4 GB for FreeBSD; any recommendations for 8's
> minimum for CPU and RAM?
Here's what I would put for min / recommended:
10GB Disk Space
256MB of RAM
Pentium 4 or higher
30GB Disk Space
512MB of RAM
I'm not sure what the base requirements are for FreeBSD 8.0, but with our installer, we need a
minimum of 4GB disk space, 256MB ram to run the install.
> Any plans to add component selection to FreeBSD install (e.g. minimal, developer, full, etc. that FreeBSD
> users are used to)?
Not at the moment, right now we simply do a base install of FreeBSD, plus you can install ports / src. If
there is demand for the other options we may add some of them down the road.
> Any idea of the time frame when the select components items will be close to final? I'd like to include a
> screenshot of this screen but have a hard deadline of very early January. For now, do you know which PBIs
> you're planning on including?
I've just gotten a few of the PBIs for 8.0 created that I plan on including in the next ALPHA. Right now
my list is looking like this:
OpenOffice (English Version)
I'm hoping to have another alpha available next week for you to play with, and it'll include some if not
all of these PBIs.
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