Ludo Beckers lazylew at
Sat Mar 29 11:12:21 PDT 2014

One last observation - when DFly started up it said:
<To start the installer, login as 'installer'. To just get a shell prompt
login as ´root'.>

I assumed 'root' to be chosen as correct; was it supposed to be 'installer'?

Some of you may be rolling on the floor by now, laughing at my ignorance on
the subject.
I interpreted that installer would not be for VM but only meant for actual
install on hard drive.
I hope you don't get a fit laughing your head off now :-)

(my last post on this, seriously)


On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 5:22 PM, John Marino <dragonflybsd at> wrote:

> On 3/29/2014 17:17, Ludo Beckers wrote:
> > I completely understand your point and agree.
> >
> > To my 'defense' (wrong word really, because I don't feel like your
> > comment was meant in a bad way at all) I can say that I simply expected
> > a dragonfly.iso working out of the box on a virtual machine.
> It will, if you complete the installation.  You obviously either missed
> a step or you didn't have the VM set up correctly.
> >
> > My intention was of course to take a look at a DragonFly desktop and see
> > if I like it.
> > Having to know stuff about networks, DHCP and such is beyond my
> > pc-knowledge.
> > I would of course be willing to learn stuff by myself, from the
> > documentation, once I decided DFly is for me.
> Well, it's still unix.  There is a basic set of skills that are needed.
>  It's a basic chicken-egg problem.  How do you get those skills if you
> need them to boot the OS?
> Generally there are intro books for that sort of thing, but obviously
> not for dragonfly.  A lot of a FreeBSD book would be applicable but not
> all.
> > Tuesday I'm expecting a visit from a friend to help out with some
> > hardware issues - he has used DragonFly before, so if he can spare the
> > time I'll ask him to help out.
> >
> > Thanks again everybody for being so helpfull and especially patient :-)
> No worries.
> The expression "God helps those who help themselves." is very applicable
> here. :)
> John
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