2.11. Using the Live CD

A live CD of FreeBSD is available on the same CD as the main installation program. 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 while using the live CD:

  • 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 CD, performance will be significantly slower than that of a system installed on a hard disk.

  • The live CD provides a command prompt and not a graphical interface.

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