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August 17th, 2010, 08:03 AM
Hi, I know there must be a debian forum, but maybe someone here can help...

I downloaded a net install .iso for debian 505, put it on a usb thingy, and booted from there, it starts booting, and asks me for a password before it actually gets anywhere... What password? I mean I haven't set one up yet, I didn't get that far...

August 17th, 2010, 08:09 AM

Q: What is the root /user password?

A: The user password for the live user is 'live'. By default, there is not any root password. You can switch to root with sudo -i or set a password for root with sudo passwd.

they are trying to force you to at least be familiar with the existence of documentation, i think. don't tell them i undermined their efforts. :P

August 17th, 2010, 08:13 AM