2.8 Committing to the Installation

This is the last chance for aborting the installation to prevent changes to the hard drive.

Figure 2-17. Final Confirmation

Select [ Commit ] and press Enter to proceed. If changes need to be made, select [ Back ] to return to the partition editor. [ Revert & Exit ] will exit the installer without making any changes to the hard drive.

Installation time will vary depending on the distributions chosen, installation media, and speed of the computer. There will be a series of messages displayed indicating progress.

Firstly, the installer will write the partitions to the disk, and perform a newfs to initialise the partitions.

If doing a network install, bsdinstall will then proceed to download the required distribution files.

Figure 2-18. Fetching Distribution Files

Next, the integrity of the distribution files is verified, to ensure they have not been corrupted during download or misread from the installation media.

Figure 2-19. Verifying Distribution Files

Finally, the verified distribution files are extracted to the disk.

Figure 2-20. Extracting Distribution Files

Once all requested distribution files have been extracted, bsdinstall will then drop straight into the post-installation configuration tasks (see Section 2.9).