this is what a plan 9 install looks like, with system resources plotted over time:

the log:

term% inst/start
Thu Jan 7 08:13:58 CET 2016 Installation process started

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Preparing menu...
The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	confignet	- configure the network
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [configfs]: 

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You can install the following types of file systems:

	cwfs64x	the cached-worm file server
	hjfs	the new 9front file server (experimental!)

File system (cwfs64x, hjfs)[cwfs64x]: 

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Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	confignet	- configure the network
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [mountfs]: 

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Please choose your cwfs64x partitions

--rw-r----- S 0 glenda glenda 3051869696 Dec 11  2014 /dev/sdC0/fscache

Cwfs cache partition (/dev/sdC0/fscache)[/dev/sdC0/fscache]: 
--rw-r----- S 0 glenda glenda 15259351040 Dec 11  2014 /dev/sdC0/fsworm

Cwfs worm partition (/dev/sdC0/fsworm)[/dev/sdC0/fsworm]: 
--rw-r----- S 0 glenda glenda 3051869696 Dec 11  2014 /dev/sdC0/other

Cwfs other partition (/dev/sdC0/other)[/dev/sdC0/other]: 
Ream the filesystem? (yes, no)[no]: yes
Starting cwfs64x file server for /dev/sdC0/fscache
Reaming filesystem
bad nvram key
bad authentication id
bad authentication domain
nvrcheck: can't read nvram
config: config: config: auth disabled
config: config: config: config: config: config: current fs is "main"
cmd_users: cannot access /adm/users
63-bit cwfs as of Thu Dec 11 17:15:28 2014
	last boot Thu Jan  7 08:14:17 2016
Configuring cwfs64x file server for /dev/sdC0/fscache
Mounting cwfs64x file server for /dev/sdC0/fscache
% mount -c /srv/cwfs /n/newfs
Mounting cwfs64x file server for /dev/sdC0/other
% mount -c /srv/cwfs /n/other other

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Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [configdist]: 

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Are you going to download the distribution
from the internet or do you have it on local media?

Distribution is from (local, net)[local]: 

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Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [confignet]: 

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You can connect to the internet via
a local ethernet or a dial-up PPP connection.

Interface to use (ether, ppp)[ether]: ether

Please choose a method for configuring your ethernet connection.

	manual - specify IP address, network mask, gateway IP address
	dhcp - use DHCP to automatically configure

Configuration method (manual, dhcp)[dhcp]: 
starting ethernet dhcp config
ipconfig: no success with DHCP

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Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	download	- download or continue to download the distribution archives
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [mountdist]: 

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Please wait... Scanning storage devices...
	/dev/sdC0/9fat
	/dev/sdC0/data
	/dev/sdC0/fscache
	/dev/sdC0/fsworm
	/dev/sdC0/other
	/dev/sdD0/data

The following storage media were detected.
Choose the one containing the distribution.

	/dev/sdC0/9fat (microsoft fat)
	/dev/sdD0/data (iso9660 cdrom)

Distribution disk (/dev/sdC0/9fat, /dev/sdD0/data, /dev/sdC0/fscache, /)[/]: /dev/sdD0/data
% 9660srv
9660srv 2089: serving /srv/9660
% mount /srv/9660 /n/distmedia /dev/sdD0/data

Which directory contains the distribution?
Any of the following will suffice (in order of preference):
	- the root directory of the cd image
	- the directory containing 9front.iso
	- the directory containing 9front.iso.bz2

Location of archives [/]: 

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [copydist]: 

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processing /sys/lib/sysconfig/proto/allproto
file system made

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Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration
	tzsetup	- choose time zone
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

Task to do [ndbsetup]: ndbsetup

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Setup network configuration

sysname [cirno]: 

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Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	tzsetup	- choose time zone
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

Task to do [tzsetup]: 

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Setup Time Zone

Time Zone (Argentina, Australia_ACT, Australia_Broken-Hill, Australia_LHI, Australia_NSW, Australia_North, Australia_Queensland, Australia_South, Australia_Sturt, Australia_Tasmania, Australia_Victoria, Australia_West, Australia_Yancowinna, Brazil_Acre, Brazil_DeNoronha, Brazil_East, Brazil_West, CET, Canada_Atlantic, Canada_Central, Canada_East-Saskatchewan, Canada_Eastern, Canada_Mountain, Canada_Newfoundland, Canada_Pacific, Canada_Yukon, Chile_Continental, Chile_EasterIsland, Cuba, EET, Egypt, GB-Eire, GMT, HST, Hongkong, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Libya, Mexico_BajaNorte, Mexico_BajaSur, Mexico_General, NZ, NZ_CHAT, Navajo, PRC, Poland, ROC, ROK, Singapore, Turkey, US_Alaska, US_Arizona, US_Central, US_East-Indiana, US_Eastern, US_Hawaii, US_Michigan, US_Mountain, US_Pacific, US_Yukon, Uruguay, W-SU, WET)[US_Eastern]: US_Central

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Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

Task to do [bootsetup]: 

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Setup Plan 9 FAT boot partition (9fat)

Plan 9 FAT partition (/dev/sdC0/9fat)[/dev/sdC0/9fat]: 
dossrv: serving #s/dos
% dd -bs 512 -count 1 -if /dev/sdC0/9fat -of /tmp/pbs.bak
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
Updating bootsector.
% disk/format -b /n/newfs/386/pbs /dev/sdC0/9fat
used 0 bytes
% mount -c /srv/dos /n/9fat /dev/sdC0/9fat
% rm -f /n/9fat/9bootfat /n/9fat/plan9.ini /n/9fat/9pcf
% cp /n/newfs/386/9bootfat /n/9fat/9bootfat
% chmod +al /n/9fat/9bootfat
% cp /tmp/plan9.ini /n/9fat/plan9.ini
% cp /n/newfs/386/9pcf /n/9fat/9pcf
% mkdir -p /n/9fat/efi/boot
% cp /386/bootia32.efi /386/bootx64.efi /n/9fat/efi/boot
% cp /tmp/oldplan9.ini /n/9fat
% cp /tmp/pbs.bak /n/9fat
% unmount /n/9fat

If you use the Windows NT/2000/XP master boot record
or a master boot record from a Unix clone (e.g., LILO or
FreeBSD bootmgr), it is probably safe to continue using
that boot record rather than install the Plan 9 boot record.

Install the Plan 9 master boot record (y, n)[no default]: y
Mark the Plan 9 partition active (y, n)[no default]: y

The Plan 9 partition is now marked as active.

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration
	tzsetup	- choose time zone
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	finish	- finish the installation and reboot

Task to do [finish]: 
--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration
	tzsetup	- choose time zone
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	finish	- finish the installation and reboot

Task to do [finish]: 

--------------------------------------
Congratulations; you’ve completed the install.

halting…/srv/cwfs.cmd…halted at Thu Jan 7 08:41:19 2016.

done halting
rebooting…
i always get a laugh at the ‘congrats you’ve completed the install! REBOOTING WITHOUT WARNING OR PROMPT’

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this is what a plan 9 install looks like, with system resources plotted over time. the log:

term% inst/start
Thu Jan 7 08:13:58 CET 2016 Installation process started

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	confignet	- configure the network
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [configfs]: 

--------------------------------------
You can install the following types of file systems:

	cwfs64x	the cached-worm file server
	hjfs	the new 9front file server (experimental!)

File system (cwfs64x, hjfs)[cwfs64x]: 

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	confignet	- configure the network
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [mountfs]: 

--------------------------------------

Please choose your cwfs64x partitions

--rw-r----- S 0 glenda glenda 3051869696 Dec 11  2014 /dev/sdC0/fscache

Cwfs cache partition (/dev/sdC0/fscache)[/dev/sdC0/fscache]: 
--rw-r----- S 0 glenda glenda 15259351040 Dec 11  2014 /dev/sdC0/fsworm

Cwfs worm partition (/dev/sdC0/fsworm)[/dev/sdC0/fsworm]: 
--rw-r----- S 0 glenda glenda 3051869696 Dec 11  2014 /dev/sdC0/other

Cwfs other partition (/dev/sdC0/other)[/dev/sdC0/other]: 
Ream the filesystem? (yes, no)[no]: yes
Starting cwfs64x file server for /dev/sdC0/fscache
Reaming filesystem
bad nvram key
bad authentication id
bad authentication domain
nvrcheck: can't read nvram
config: config: config: auth disabled
config: config: config: config: config: config: current fs is "main"
cmd_users: cannot access /adm/users
63-bit cwfs as of Thu Dec 11 17:15:28 2014
	last boot Thu Jan  7 08:14:17 2016
Configuring cwfs64x file server for /dev/sdC0/fscache
Mounting cwfs64x file server for /dev/sdC0/fscache
% mount -c /srv/cwfs /n/newfs
Mounting cwfs64x file server for /dev/sdC0/other
% mount -c /srv/cwfs /n/other other

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [configdist]: 

--------------------------------------
Are you going to download the distribution
from the internet or do you have it on local media?

Distribution is from (local, net)[local]: 

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [confignet]: 

--------------------------------------

You can connect to the internet via
a local ethernet or a dial-up PPP connection.

Interface to use (ether, ppp)[ether]: ether

Please choose a method for configuring your ethernet connection.

	manual - specify IP address, network mask, gateway IP address
	dhcp - use DHCP to automatically configure

Configuration method (manual, dhcp)[dhcp]: 
starting ethernet dhcp config
ipconfig: no success with DHCP

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	download	- download or continue to download the distribution archives
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [mountdist]: 

--------------------------------------
Please wait... Scanning storage devices...
	/dev/sdC0/9fat
	/dev/sdC0/data
	/dev/sdC0/fscache
	/dev/sdC0/fsworm
	/dev/sdC0/other
	/dev/sdD0/data

The following storage media were detected.
Choose the one containing the distribution.

	/dev/sdC0/9fat (microsoft fat)
	/dev/sdD0/data (iso9660 cdrom)

Distribution disk (/dev/sdC0/9fat, /dev/sdD0/data, /dev/sdC0/fscache, /)[/]: /dev/sdD0/data
% 9660srv
9660srv 2089: serving /srv/9660
% mount /srv/9660 /n/distmedia /dev/sdD0/data

Which directory contains the distribution?
Any of the following will suffice (in order of preference):
	- the root directory of the cd image
	- the directory containing 9front.iso
	- the directory containing 9front.iso.bz2

Location of archives [/]: 

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

Task to do [copydist]: 

--------------------------------------
processing /sys/lib/sysconfig/proto/allproto
file system made

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration
	tzsetup	- choose time zone
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

Task to do [ndbsetup]: ndbsetup

--------------------------------------

Setup network configuration

sysname [cirno]: 

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	tzsetup	- choose time zone
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

Task to do [tzsetup]: 

--------------------------------------

Setup Time Zone

Time Zone (Argentina, Australia_ACT, Australia_Broken-Hill, Australia_LHI, Australia_NSW, Australia_North, Australia_Queensland, Australia_South, Australia_Sturt, Australia_Tasmania, Australia_Victoria, Australia_West, Australia_Yancowinna, Brazil_Acre, Brazil_DeNoronha, Brazil_East, Brazil_West, CET, Canada_Atlantic, Canada_Central, Canada_East-Saskatchewan, Canada_Eastern, Canada_Mountain, Canada_Newfoundland, Canada_Pacific, Canada_Yukon, Chile_Continental, Chile_EasterIsland, Cuba, EET, Egypt, GB-Eire, GMT, HST, Hongkong, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Libya, Mexico_BajaNorte, Mexico_BajaSur, Mexico_General, NZ, NZ_CHAT, Navajo, PRC, Poland, ROC, ROK, Singapore, Turkey, US_Alaska, US_Arizona, US_Central, US_East-Indiana, US_Eastern, US_Hawaii, US_Michigan, US_Mountain, US_Pacific, US_Yukon, Uruguay, W-SU, WET)[US_Eastern]: US_Central

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration
	tzsetup	- choose time zone

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

Task to do [bootsetup]: 

--------------------------------------

Setup Plan 9 FAT boot partition (9fat)

Plan 9 FAT partition (/dev/sdC0/9fat)[/dev/sdC0/9fat]: 
dossrv: serving #s/dos
% dd -bs 512 -count 1 -if /dev/sdC0/9fat -of /tmp/pbs.bak
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
Updating bootsector.
% disk/format -b /n/newfs/386/pbs /dev/sdC0/9fat
used 0 bytes
% mount -c /srv/dos /n/9fat /dev/sdC0/9fat
% rm -f /n/9fat/9bootfat /n/9fat/plan9.ini /n/9fat/9pcf
% cp /n/newfs/386/9bootfat /n/9fat/9bootfat
% chmod +al /n/9fat/9bootfat
% cp /tmp/plan9.ini /n/9fat/plan9.ini
% cp /n/newfs/386/9pcf /n/9fat/9pcf
% mkdir -p /n/9fat/efi/boot
% cp /386/bootia32.efi /386/bootx64.efi /n/9fat/efi/boot
% cp /tmp/oldplan9.ini /n/9fat
% cp /tmp/pbs.bak /n/9fat
% unmount /n/9fat

If you use the Windows NT/2000/XP master boot record
or a master boot record from a Unix clone (e.g., LILO or
FreeBSD bootmgr), it is probably safe to continue using
that boot record rather than install the Plan 9 boot record.

Install the Plan 9 master boot record (y, n)[no default]: y
Mark the Plan 9 partition active (y, n)[no default]: y

The Plan 9 partition is now marked as active.

--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration
	tzsetup	- choose time zone
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	finish	- finish the installation and reboot

Task to do [finish]: 
--------------------------------------

Preparing menu...
The following tasks are done: 
	configfs	- choose the type of file system to install
	partdisk	- edit partition tables (e.g., to create a plan 9 partition)
	prepdisk	- subdivide plan 9 disk partition
	mountfs	- choose and mount file system partition
	configdist	- choose the source of the distribution archive
	confignet	- configure the network
	mountdist	- locate and mount the distribution
	copydist	- copy the distribution into the file system
	ndbsetup	- setup network configuration
	tzsetup	- choose time zone
	bootsetup	- create a boot floppy or configure hard disk to boot plan 9

The following unfinished tasks are ready to be done:
	finish	- finish the installation and reboot

Task to do [finish]: 

--------------------------------------
Congratulations; you’ve completed the install.

halting…/srv/cwfs.cmd…halted at Thu Jan 7 08:41:19 2016.

done halting
rebooting…

i always get a laugh at the ‘congrats you’ve completed the install! REBOOTING WITHOUT WARNING OR PROMPT’