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Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 25 03:22:09 UTC 2016

On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 09:52:50PM -0400, Michael B. Eichorn wrote:
> On Sun, 2016-04-24 at 21:44 -0400, Kevin P. Neal wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 03:11:48AM +0200, dewey at posteo.net wrote:
> > > 
> > > I use Linux Mint. I want to try Free BSD. I downloaded the dvr
> > > version. 
> > > It will not run without a user name and a password. What are these?
> > > What 
> > > user name and password do I use?
> > What "dvr version" of FreeBSD? Where did you download it from?
> At a guess it is a typo of dvd (d and r are close on qwerty).

Back in November 14, username 'root' and a blank password (so just
<enter>) worked for me on what I noted as a Live CD (although it
might have been a DVD).  And, as a linux user interested in seeing
if my latex test scripts[1] were more generally useful, boy, was
running it in a vm fun!

That is in the linuxfromscratch testers and editors sense of 'fun'
- most people would describe it as painful (partly because of
making it work well in qemu, partly because some of the detail is
just so different).  But definitely a learning experience.

Nowadays, I mainly stick around here to (occasionally) learn
something useful or interesting - I hate *all* package-management
systems violently, and I'm lucky enough to usually have time to
build from source - and to remind myself that the grass on the
other side of the fence is not always greener ;-)  But people
should try alternative systems to see if they suit their needs.

Oh, and my latex test scripts are fairly minimal, and prefer the
current complete release, so like on many linux distros they are not
especially useful, but should work if the relevant parts are
present.  Most people here will not care about this, the link is
only for people as crazy as me ;-)

Meanwhile, I hope the OP can get it to boot.


[1] http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~ken/tex-testfiles/ : they
require an installed version of bash (somewhere - found by 'env'),
but by the time I had put xfce onto my vm I had pulled that in.
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