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Date:      Tue, 4 Sep 2018 00:05:23 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Lorenzo Salvadore <>
Cc:        Lorenzo Salvadore via freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: Sysinstall on Laptop (Dell Inspiron 7537)
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On Mon, 03 Sep 2018 21:31:43 +0000, Lorenzo Salvadore via freebsd-questions wrote:
> > > [...] also after did the installation in the OS environment.
> >
> > This is the only piece of text I don't understand, sorry. :-)
> This piece of text is one of the reasons why I think Simone is
> Italian: it seems an attempt to translate the Italian expression
> "anche dopo aver fatto l'installazione nell'ambiente del sistema
> operativo", that I would translate "even after the installation in the
> OS environment is done".

Thanks for the translation!

This would imply the OS installation has taken place, while
the subject and general tone of the question suggests that
he is struggling to actually _install_ the OS.

But maybe it refers to the state of the OS startup? Or maybe
even while the installer is running? I could imagine that
FreeBSD retries optical media access, and eventually
succeeds, but then additional errors keep popping up,
like if you would use defective optical media...

> I do not really understand what he calls "OS environment" however:
> maybe he refers to sysinstall (I mean the windows on the blue
> background: I think they are sysinstall's interface, sorry
> if I am wrong).

The term "sysinstall" usually refers to the FreeBSD installer
in _older_ FreeBSD versions. From FreeBSD 9, the "bsdinstall"
program has taken its place, and the sysinstall program is no
longer in use. But I can understand using the word "sysinstall"
as short for "system installation" as a generic term for the
whole installation process (consisting of OS boot, installer
run, performing the installation tasks, and finally starting
the installed system).

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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