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Posted on 16-01-07 14:43
I have a question that I really hope someone can help me with. I finally got my hands on a copy of freeBSD and netBSD. Now the same thing happens with both of them. I can install it, no problem but when it boots up after installation it asks for a user name and password. I can type in the user name (root) but when I get to the password part I can't enter and text. (I can still press enter). I'm using a standard PS2 keyboard with no fancy features. The login screen is an plain text with no GUI to be found if that helps. When I leave the password blank during installation it still doesn't work, it just keeps prompting me for the password! Does anybody know why this is happening and what can I try to fix/get-around it? :whoa:

If you can only venture a guess then by my guest. I really want to learn this strange OS. :happy:


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Posted on 16-01-07 14:50
ok, when you put in a password at a terminal on most linux distro's, it doesn't come up with *'s it just accepts the type, as an added security measure, so people don't know how many characters they'd need to bruteforce. as long as you have set passwords and know what they are, it should work.

if i have misunderstood your post, feel free to contact me


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Posted on 16-01-07 14:54
That's a good theory but unfortunately that does not work. I made sure that the password was tipped in correctly and I tried leaving it blank (despite a security warning) and that doesn't work either. Any other suggestions?


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Posted on 16-01-07 14:57
Hmm restarting the computer lol Pfft


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Posted on 16-01-07 15:03
I restarted it so much that my screen thinks it's a strobe light.


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Posted on 16-01-07 15:43
bardonicus wrote:
I restarted it so much that my screen thinks it's a strobe light.


did you try
username:root
password: root

usually thats the password when you start.

and, yes, unix/Linux HIDES the pass - this is what it looks like

username: root
password:
[root@localhost~]#


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Posted on 16-01-07 16:06
nope, not working man. Any other ideas?


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Posted on 16-01-07 16:54
bardonicus wrote:
nope, not working man. Any other ideas?



go to their website, and look through the FAQ?

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Posted on 16-01-07 17:18
I've never used freeBSD before, but the following command will get you root in Knoppix/DamnSmallLinux:

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You could also try:

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sudo passwd root


and change root's pass to "llama" or something, then log in to root and change it back to what it was.




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Posted on 16-01-07 19:26
Well, I can't do anything if I don't log in. Tell me doesn't netBSD have a GUI?