Once the disks are configured, the next menu provides the last chance to make changes before the selected hard drive(s) are formatted. If changes need to be made, selectto return to the main partitioning menu. will exit the installer without making any changes to the hard drive.
To instead start the actual installation, select Enter.and press
Installation time will vary depending on the distributions chosen, installation media, and speed of the computer. A series of messages will indicate the progress.
First, the installer formats the selected disk(s) and initializes the partitions. Next, in the case of a bootonly media, it downloads the selected components:
Next, the integrity of the distribution files is verified to ensure they have not been corrupted during download or misread from the installation media:
Finally, the verified distribution files are extracted to the disk:
Once all requested distribution files have been extracted, bsdinstall displays the first post-installation configuration screen. The available post-configuration options are described in the next section.