svn commit: r40526 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall

Isabell Long issyl0 at
Mon Dec 31 19:07:26 UTC 2012

Author: issyl0
Date: Mon Dec 31 19:07:25 2012
New Revision: 40526

  Add a new section containing minimal information about the FreeBSD live CD
  to the bsdinstall chapter of the Handbook. Within it, document the required
  login details [1].
  PR:		docs/172784 [1]
  Approved by:	gabor (mentor)


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall/chapter.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall/chapter.xml	Mon Dec 31 18:05:02 2012	(r40525)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall/chapter.xml	Mon Dec 31 19:07:25 2012	(r40526)
@@ -949,7 +949,8 @@ Trying to mount root from cd9660:/dev/is
       <para>After the procedure of device probing, you will see
 	<xref linkend="bsdinstall-choose-mode"/>.  The install media
-	can be used in three ways: to install &os;, as a "live CD", or
+	can be used in three ways: to install &os;, as a
+	<link linkend="using-live-cd">live CD</link>, or
 	to simply access a &os; shell.  Use the arrow keys to choose
 	an option, and <keycap>Enter</keycap> to select.</para>
@@ -2732,4 +2733,34 @@ login:</screen>
+  <sect1 id="using-live-cd">
+    <title>Using the Live CD</title>
+    <para>A live CD of &os; is available on the same CD as the main
+      installation program.  This is useful for those who are still
+      wondering whether &os; is the right operating system for them
+      and want to test some of the features before installing.</para>
+    <note>
+     <para>The following points should be noted while using the live
+	CD:</para>
+      <itemizedlist>
+	<listitem>
+	  <para>To gain access to the system, authentication is
+	    required.  The username is <literal>root</literal>, and
+	    the password is blank.</para>
+	</listitem>
+	<listitem>
+	  <para>As the system runs directly from the CD, performance
+	    will be significantly slower than that of a system
+	    installed on a hard disk.</para>
+	</listitem>
+	<listitem>
+	  <para>The live CD provides a command prompt and not a
+	    graphical interface.</para>
+	</listitem>
+      </itemizedlist>
+    </note>
+  </sect1>

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