Don't know what to expect next?

Am trying to install FreeBSD from CD. I have gotten to the point where it requests a login.
Once it tried to accept what I entered after a long wait and another time it got past where it asks if I want to install, shell, or run from live CD. It then seems to push forward with what looks to be a startup window with file system icon displayed and hangs. Is this normal and I need to way more than about 12 min or do I have a bad CD? Thanks
FreeBSD does not have a standard graphic environment and does not display icons. Are you installing FreeBSD or a variant like PCBSD? Is this being installed on a physical machine or in a VM?