2.10.Using the Live CD

The welcome menu of bsdinstall, shown in Figure2.3, “Welcome Menu”, provides a [LiveCD] option. This is useful for those who are still wondering whether FreeBSD is the right operating system for them and want to test some of the features before installing.

The following points should be noted before using the [LiveCD]:

  • To gain access to the system, authentication is required. The username is root and the password is blank.

  • As the system runs directly from the installation media, performance will be significantly slower than that of a system installed on a hard disk.

  • This option only provides a command prompt and not a graphical interface.