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Translate and host user guide help

Vanitarium? (2021-09-13 (Mon) 18:46:22)

#FuguIta I am offering you to translate and edit the Japanese version into English and host it on my server. I can set it up as a wiki or a website. If you are happy with that let me know so I can let you proofread it and ok it.

  • Thank you #FuguIta for replying. I am working at it now -- Vanitarium? 2021-09-14 (Tue) 17:23:33
  • Thank you for starting to work on it. I'm sure it will be beneficial to many #FuguIta users.
    So please let me know when the translation is all done and ready for review.-- kaw? 2021-09-14 (Tue) 19:03:28
  • Thank you#FuguIta for replying.I am working at it now -- Vanitarium? 2021-09-14 (Tue) 23:41:06

login prompt

m3th? (2021-08-10 (Tue) 03:32:55)

Without typing anything, can I see the login prompt like OpenBSD?
This is my request. Without my help, mum can use Fuguita.


  • That's exactly what I did for my mother. Please see the following tweets -

    To accomplish this, you need to

    1. boot #FuguIta normally and set up an operational environment.
    2. save that environment with usbfadm sync.
    3. set up this environment so that it is automatically loaded at boot time and automatically saved when it shutdown.

    In other words, this is to do everything described in the "Start Guide".

    This will allow you to get to the login prompt without any human interaction.

    In addition, by adding the DisplayManager.*.autoLogin entry in the /etc/X11/xenodm/xenodm.config file, you can start using X without a login prompt.
    For more information on this, see the online manual xenodm(1).

    -- kaw? 2021-08-12 (Thu) 06:04:43

The file layouts of FuguIta

kaw? (2021-05-25 (Tue) 12:41:15)

Now, I will try to describe the file layout structure of #FuguIta.

The first figure shows the file layout in boot mode 0 (Click the figure to enlarge).
As examples, the paths /bin/ed, /usr/bin/vi, and pkg_added /usr/local/bin/emacs are shown.


The root file system is rd(4). This rd(ram disk) device is attached to the kernel and has been already mounted from the system boot time. Under the root, there is an unfamiliar directory called "boottmp". This is where you will find the commands needed at the very beginning of the system boot, and utilities specific to FuguIta.

The FuguIta device itself, a DVD or USB flash drive, which holds the boot loader, OS kernel, and file system images. It is mounted read-only on /sysmedia.

The filesystem image in /sysmedia is mapped to /dev/vnd4 and mounted on /fuguita. This is the OpenBSD file tree. This is pretty much as it should be, except for a few modifications to fit to the live system. Also, this is read-only. So no files can be created, modified, or deleted under it.

/ram is a memory file system called TMPFS (temporary file system), which is both readable and writable. Files that need to be modified, such as /etc/*.conf, your own data under /home/YOU, and the pkg_added program, are located on this. In addition, files that are rarely modified are replaced by symbolic links towards equivalent files in /fuguita. This will reduce the memory usage of TMPFS.


Next is boot mode 1. This is the same as mode 0, but /usr is symbolically linked to /fuguita/usr. This makes the boot faster and uses less memory than mode 0 by not copying/linking /usr to /ram. However, /usr/local is not writable, so pkg_add is not possible.


Finally, there is boot mode 2. This is much simpler than modes 0 and 1. Only / and /ram are mounted, and all external devices are unmounted. Of course, all files can be modified.

Note that usbfadm sync will only save the data that exists in /ram TMPFS at boot mode 0, 1, or 2.

How to change encrypt password

m3th? (2021-05-21 (Fri) 04:40:05)

Can I change password ?
Should I use newdrive command again?
I might lose data, if I mistake.


  • Use bioctl command with -P option.

    -- kaw? 2021-05-21 (Fri) 14:19:05

  • I changed password. Now, I can not reply 6.9 thread. I noticed that my /mnt/something directories are deleted when I reboot #FuguIta. Should I create them in /ram/home/m3th directory instead of /mnt -- m3th? 2021-05-23 (Sun) 03:31:35
  • According to hier(7), /mnt is "Empty directory commonly used by system administrators as a temporary mount point".
    usbfadm will only store files and directories that exist in tmpfs mounted in /ram. (excluding /tmp, which is also for temporary use).
    >Should I create it in the /ram/home/m3th directory instead of /mnt?
    Yes, I think that is the proper way. -- kaw? 2021-05-23 (Sun) 23:14:53

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