[SOLVED] Password in Debian Installation WILL NOT CHANGE.....
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I'm going to leave that zoom meeting up, but I may be away from this desktop while I work on some stuff in the other room. I do not know what zoom's inactivity timeout is like. If you want a way to contact/IM me for a quicker response, Google Hangouts with firstname.lastname@example.org is the most reliable 24/7 way (it is where I get alerts for work).
Any reply to this thread will only send me an e-mail to my personal e-mail account. I do not have my personal e-mail account set to alarm me.
Debian Jessie or not Debain period, it should not be this hard to get that installed and up and running. simple basic steps in installing . after getting though all of the steps to where it is now actually adding the files to the hard drive, then it gets to a point it will ask you to give it a password (root) then just do so, it asks again to be sure the user types the same word over again.
then some ask if the Installer(person) wants to create a user for the system, then it asks for a password for that user. now two passwords have been established for that system if it followed that scenario.
the first password is root
the second password is user
if in any case that they OS while installing only asked one time for the person installing the system for a password then that is the root password that it will use to everything even sudo.
I'd suggest if it accept it. then just use 1 2 3 4 as a password for both passwords if it is asking for passwords. The passwords can be changed at a later time.
something else I'd try is downloading a different iso and using that one to do another install
go to a different distro and see if you can get it installed up and running and using passwords
process of elimination is in order here.
all of the Linux/GNU distos have a common thread in how install and how they work and such. ie passwords, system admin. the major differences are what to type to get it to install apps, and update everything.
I agree that it should not be so hard, but maybe there's something messed up with the hard drive, or something unusual happening during the install that is not yet clear.
Anyway, my Zoom meeting is still up, which means to me that maybe there is no inactivity timeout by default. I am leaving up the meeting, but I will be away until tonight at work. I am still available for doing a walk through via Google Hangout IM.
Isaac, I went to sleep shortly after my last message and shortly before your last message, If you would care to do this today, I remain available for you, I appreicate the effort you have gone to and recognize your time and input as valuable, I will wait for a response from you and will hold off on my installation until I hear from you...
Boot the installation CD/DVD, any one will do. Choose rescue. Go through the tedious prompts and answer defaults to everything, because it doesn't matter anyway. Open a chroot shell on the "/" partition. Run bash. Run passwd. Enter the new password. Reboot into the regular installation, i.e. not the CD/DVD.