default recommended install results in log-in prompt

Andrew Hodgson andrew at
Sun Sep 25 11:33:15 BST 2005



> First and foremost, why when I opted for the most straightforward 
> install options, upon rebooting the system I was presented with a 
> login and password prompt! No reference to this during the install, 
> used to YAST2 in linux when you are guided through creating a user 
> account, but this one appears to come out of no where. Any 
> suggestions?

During the install you are led through the setup of the root and any 
user accounts. Refer to the install instructions again.

> Secondly, although I'm subsribed to the list - does this mean I will 
> receive copies of every question submitted, got several emails about 
> backing up to DVD for example. Given I'm a newbie, I'm not likely to 
> be able to help anyone meaningfully for some time, can I change this 
> preference?

No, you are subscribed and will receive all emails sent to 
freebsd-users at Simply delete them if they're not 
relevant to you.



> Thanks in advance
> Linuxwannabee
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