ServerWatch says, to get to the heart of the matter, OpenBSD is not an operating system heavy on hand-holding and “wizards.” The installation process pulls no punches. It is purely text-based and begins with a series of questions. For each question, a default answer is supplied. For the question “Proceed with install?” the default answer is “no.” That alone should tell you something: Know what ye are doing before ye pass through these gates. The first few installation questions are relatively simple to answer. Then comes the hard disk setup. The preamble begins, “For complex disk configurations, relevant disk hardware manuals and a calculator are useful.” You need to manually set up the partitions and mount points for the OpenBSD install. Read more.