[CDBUG-talk] OpenBSD 3.9 released

Craig Dooley xlnxminusx at gmail.com
Wed May 3 09:46:11 EDT 2006

Well, I have only run NetBSD and Solaris on sparc.  I am much more
comfortable with the installer using the whole disk of a VM versus
attempting to dual/triple boot it without mangling other OSs.  I still
haven't touched any of the heavy networking stuff they have done like
CARP, OpenOSPFD, or OpenBGPD.  It's always nice to have BSD licenses
versions of common programs, especially when they are as simple and
robust as the ones OpenBSD usually writes.


On 5/3/06, Jameel Akari <jakari at bithose.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 3 May 2006, Patrick Muldoon wrote:
> > On May 2, 2006, at 11:17 PM, Craig Dooley wrote:
> >
> >> I have always felt that the install of OpenBSD is kind of a pain,
> >
> > Blasphemy,  the install is perfect :) and much appreciated when
> > trying to install it over a Console connection on a Sun (which
> > coincidentally, I will be doing in a couple of minutes).
> Hehe...
> I think the biggest problem with the installer is that using disklabel on
> i386 machines (thus requiring DOS-like partition tables) isn't entirely
> intuitive.  But it has improved over time - I haven't had to get out a
> calculator to find partition boundaries in a long time now.
> If you use the whole disk for OpenBSD and you aren't trying to multi-boot.
> it's really dead simple.
> But when you netboot a Sun machine with a serial console, you really
> appreciate the straightforward installer - bare metal to running machine
> in a few minutes.
> --
> Jameel Akari
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Craig Dooley <xlnxminusx at gmail.com>

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