Originally Posted by dcapewell
I have'nt finished the install, and have never entered a password or user. it let's me go no further as I have no user or password to use.
The prompt you see is a way to prevent you logging into X windows as root. There are actually two prompts during installation:
1. A request for a root password. Very important.
2. A request for a normal-user name and password. Also very important.
The second important because it allows X windows login by a normal user instead of root (which would be dangerous). If you want to move ahead, just type in any reasonable user name and password.
When the system boots up, you are then prompted to log in as the user you entered previously. This is all meant to avoid obvious system vulnerabilities and bad practices.