Setting up DragonflyBSD

André Pfeiffer pfeiffer.ufsc at
Fri Nov 19 01:06:51 PST 2021

Hello James,

Thank you very much for your insight.
On image 3 it shutdown after selecting reboot from image 2. There is no
scrolling or any other interaction after this point... The keyboard just
I'm sorry if the images got a bit out of order, I'll be more careful next

Also, I'll try a setup with swap space and then without encryption and see
what happens

Thanks again.

Em sex., 19 de nov. de 2021 às 01:20, James Cook <falsifian at>

> On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 06:31:21AM -0300, André Pfeiffer wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > Some months ago I sent some messages about not being able to set up
> > DragonflyBSD. With the new version launched I was able to boot the
> > installer for the first time ever on my computer! This made me very
> happy.
> > However, as one can see on the pictures attached, I was unable to
> succeed.
> > I used the default setup, except for swap space which I removed and added
> > to root storage as I do with all my setups. I also encrypted everything
> > except for boot storage. After Image 2 I changed root password and went
> for
> > a reboot. This led to image 3, which didn't reboot no matter which key
> was
> > pressed. Lastly, after a forceful reset I was left with image 4. What
> did I
> > do wrong?
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Pfeiffer.
> In image 4, it looks like the system has decided to shut down for some
> reason. Normally that message would appear after the superuser runs a
> command like "shutdown now". Maybe there is a message earlier on the
> screen explaining why the system decided to shut down. You can scroll
> to earlier messages by pressing scroll lock and then using page up.
> For image 3, I think you should wait for someone wiser than me to
> comment...
> --
> James
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