[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #654: PC-BSD 9.0 installer doesn't explain anything about FreeBSD slices

PC-BSD trac at pcbsd.org
Wed Aug 29 20:11:45 PDT 2012

#654: PC-BSD 9.0 installer doesn't explain anything about FreeBSD slices
 Reporter:  Boug                 |      Owner:  kris
     Type:  System Enhancement   |     Status:  new
 Priority:  blocker              |  Milestone:
Component:  Installer            |    Version:  9.0-RELEASE
 Keywords:  explaination slices  |
 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

 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.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/654>
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