Bug 142335 - Download of Release 8.0 LIVE is NOT a "live" from CD program.
Summary: Download of Release 8.0 LIVE is NOT a "live" from CD program.
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2010-01-05 05:10 UTC by Diana Allen
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:34 UTC (History)
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Description Diana Allen 2010-01-05 05:10:00 UTC
Download "lists" as a "live" download of approximately 224MB.
WILL NOT RUN FROM CD,
Insists on Installing.

Fix: 

Remove "installer" and replace with a "run from CD program."
How-To-Repeat: Download program ISO.
Make CD from image.
TRY to run from CD.
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2010-01-11 09:45:45 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-i386->freebsd-bugs

This does not sound i386-specific.
Comment 2 Bruce Cran freebsd_committer 2010-03-02 23:43:05 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->brucec

Take.
Comment 3 Rebecca Cran freebsd_committer 2010-03-03 07:22:07 UTC
The 'livefs' CD does run the installer (sysinstall) as a front-end, but 
instead of the files needed to install a system, it has a 'live' filesystem 
which can be accessed via the FixIt menu. That is, once you have a FixIt shell 
running you can run all the base system FreeBSD utilities from the CD.

-- 
Bruce Cran
Comment 4 Rebecca Cran freebsd_committer 2010-03-04 18:55:45 UTC
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: Re: misc/142335: Download of Release 8.0 LIVE is NOT a "live" from CD 
program.
Date: Wednesday 03 March 2010
From: Diana Allen <smokepole32@yahoo.com>
To: Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk>

The installer INSISTS on partitioning the HD BEFORE proceeding!  THIS does NOT 
constitute an "acceptable" "live" CD program from MY point of view!
Comment 5 Rebecca Cran freebsd_committer 2010-03-04 18:56:32 UTC
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: Re: misc/142335: Download of Release 8.0 LIVE is NOT a "live" from CD 
program.
Date: Thursday 04 March 2010
From: Diana Allen <smokepole32@yahoo.com>
To: Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk>

Actually, I do not remember whether there was a "fix it" on the menu or not.
I just know that there was NO information referring me to the "fix it" entry, 
and that starting at the top of the menu wanted to partition and install.
Perhaps, you should CHANGE the program to provide "live" directly, and ONLY 
call the "installer" for installs!  THIS is what ALL the other "live" programs 
do!
When it would NOT run "live" I threw the download disc away since I did NOT 
want to do an install at that time, and therefore have no way to check it.  
(Note that I have over 150 different versions of Linux, going back at least 10 
years, and did NOT need to keep something that was obviously NOT working as it 
should have, for whatever reason; INCLUDING LACK OF INSTRUCTIONS!)

--- On Wed, 3/3/10, Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk> wrote:

> From: Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: misc/142335: Download of Release 8.0 LIVE is NOT a "live" from 
CD program.
> To: "Diana Allen" <smokepole32@yahoo.com>
> Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 12:58 PM
> On Wednesday 03 March 2010 15:46:57
> you wrote:
> > The installer INSISTS on partitioning the HD BEFORE
> proceeding!  THIS does
> >  NOT constitute an "acceptable" "live" CD program
> from MY point of view!
> 
> I agree - the installer shouldn't be wanting to change the
> disk at all in 
> livefs mode. Just to confirm, when the installer starts do
> you scroll down to 
> "FixIt", hit enter and the disk partitioning page gets
> displayed?
> 
> -- 
> Bruce Cran
Comment 6 Bruce Cran freebsd_committer 2011-01-23 21:04:52 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: brucec->freebsd-sysinstall

Back to the pool.
Comment 7 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 07:59:35 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria:

Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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