TrueOS Tips, Tricks, and FAQ


FreeBSD USB Disk and ZVOL Encryption with GELI


How to change boot-up delay and root password.

To change the timing of boot-up delay go to:


Edit the last line in the loader.conf file to desired delay at:

Speed up boot time
autoboot_delay="02"   <-- indicates delay in seconds

To change root password

During system boot-up, enter a single user mode

Then type:

mount -uw /

Next type:


Enter your new password for root

Next type:


Now, you can login with your new root’s password :slight_smile:


man loader.conf:

     /boot/defaults/loader.conf  default settings -- do not change this file.
     /boot/loader.4th            defines the commands used by loader to read and
                                 process loader.conf.
     /boot/loader.conf           user defined settings.
     /boot/loader.conf.local     machine-specific settings for sites with a common


#UEFI graphics screw up


A quick Life Preserver howto - Thank you @michael.ger




Some Lenovo, and probably other computers with UEFI video garbage

UEFI Resolution

Kris Moore edited this page on Jun 6 · 1 revision

On some systems when booted via UEFI you may end up in a console resolution that isn’t supported, resulting in a corrupt display. To work-around this issue you can do the following:

At the boot-loader menu, drop to the Command-Prompt (Under Advanced). Run the command ‘gop set 0’, replacing 0 with 1/2/3/4 until you find a resolution that seems to work with your system.

Once you’ve come up with a working resolution you can hard-code it by putting the 'gop set ’ command in /boot/loader.rc.local.

original link --> UEFI Resolution


Trident ZFS pool /usr/local mystery

Thanks to @rowo, @jgroenveld, & @mer