I had some remarkable progress with FreeBSD today, which included compiling my first kernel (after which I was eventually able to mount my linux partition) and making my DSL run. The latter was a particular pleasure since it only took two minutes and thus beats the same procedure on Linux (where I still don't quite know why my DSL works).
Automating the dialing-up however through
rc.conf led into a fiasco. I was left in a sort of primitive single user mode with none of the two available text editors (ee and vim) working any longer. So you tell me how to reverse changes to a text file without an editor.
But of course, Perl was still working and I was able to repair
rc.conf with a one-liner (typing it took me a while since I only had the American layout on my German keyboard...hard to find characters such as ', ! and
Btw, this journal entry here is my first contribution to the www backed by FreeBSD.