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Keeping your system up-to-date with FreeBSD is very easy.
You should probably start, by looking at "cvsup" and "portupgrade" man pages / tutorials.
Then you can "make buildworld" or whatever meets your need.
About FreeBSD installation, you shouldn't worry about that.
The installation is pretty straightforward.
yes, i installed freeBSD and im reading though there hand book now. Im sure i will run into this later but i may as well ask how do i set my root pw if i skipped the section during installation by mistake?
Glad you made it through the installation.
Well, if you forgot the root password, you might try to boot in single-user mode.
1. Reboot your system
2. When beeing asking to choose F1, F2 and so on, you'll see a lone hyphen ('-').
3. When you see the lone hyphen, stop the boot process by typing '-s'.
4. It'll ask you to hit enter, do so.
5. It'll ask you about the path of your shell, type /bin/sh or simply hit enter, twice.
run the following commands:
mount -u /
Now simply run 'passwd', and choose a root password.
I enabled ssh and login during the setup and when i try to ssh them i connect but it never allows me to pass the password section. For some reason it just tells me the password is wrong when i know its right because i can log in at the actual machine.
Im trying to connect via putty from a windows machine instead of standing in front of the bsd machine. I plan on running the BSD as a virtual machine that i can run through ssh, is this possible with FreeBSD? i have ran other machine's like this because of my lack of monitors.
How can i enable ssh to except my password from putty? with fc3 its as simple as ssh -l username address and all works fine. however, i cant even connect via fc3 terminal.
You need to use a regular user account to log in to the machine. Root cannot log into a BSD machine remotely in the default configuration (for good reason). It has nothing to do with if someone is already logged into that account.
Create a regular user account, log in to it and su (or sudo) up to root as needed.
EDIT: Yes, I'm aware that you can enable root logins. I don't think that's a good idea though, so I've left out the proceedure for that.