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I have recently installed a VMware image of FreeBSD, although when I boot up I get the message: Welcome to DesktopBSD, select from the following options:

The trouble is when selecting options 1 - 4 I get the GUI and am unable to login as root, as its disabled in these modes.

How can I effectively exit and go into console mode, so I can login as root?

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You can try to switch from GUI to any other vty with Alt+Ctrl+F1. FreeBSD usually have X running on 9th console, so first 8 works in text mode.

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The Image shown is the bootloader.

Normally 4 should get you to single user mode.

Another option would bee selecting 6 and then type boot -s

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