operation not permitted on entropy file

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Aug 12 05:31:44 UTC 2014

On Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:32:29 -0700, David Benfell wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 06:39:12PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > 
> > After being done in single user mode, type "exit" to
> > continue booting to multi user mode. Then press Ctrl+Alt+PF2
> > and login with your user name and password - in text mode.
> > Use the editor of choice to create a capture file, for
> > example
> > 
> > 	% ee /tmp/fsck.txt
> > 
> > Then press Alt+F1 to see the virtual console where the
> > output of the booting process has been written to. Press
> > Scroll Lock, then use the arrow keys to scroll up to where
> > fsck wrote its messages. Select the first 25 lines with
> > the left mouse button, switch over to Alt+PF2 (editor)
> > and paste the text with the middle mouse button. Then
> > return to Alt+PF1, scroll down, and capture the next
> > portion of the text, back to Alt+PF2, paste - until you
> > have reached the "exit" command. Now save the file and
> > send the text to the mailing list.
> Oh, so scroll lock is the secret to making this work? I had no idea.

No, Scroll Lock is a fully normal key that does what is
printed on the keycap. Why so surprised? ;-)

> Wouldn't the copy and paste operation require moused? I have an issue
> here because I haven't figured out how to get moused to recognize my
> USB mouse (which is strange: it does this just fine on my notebook).

Yes, moused would need to be enabled, so the console can
provide mouse support. It's quite handy for transfering
text from one virtual terminal to another. By the way,
left-doubleclick selects words, left-tripleclick selects
the whole line, and left-click selects start + right-click
selects end of a region. It works with _any_ program.

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