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There is no default password. You may have accidently skipped over it somehow.
If the system did finish installing, you should have a boot menu when you start the machine.
In that menu, highlight the suse menu item ( usually, the first item ). Now, go down to Boot Options and type: 1 and press enter.
That should get you into the command line as root user.
While there, you can change the root password with the command: passwd.
Just reboot when done.
Does SuSE ask for a superuser password? I'll use Ubuntu as an example: by default it locks the root account and grants the first created user (that gets created during install) sudo rights, after which the root account can be activated using sudo with passwd. That could be one reason why the setup won't ask for root password..but as I haven't installed the mentioned distribution myself, I can only guess. Another option is that something is wrong with the installer.
Still not resolved the issue. Can'y get any distro to install so far. I've tried Suse 10.1, Ubuntu and DSL.
Ubuntu runs perfectly from Live DVD. I'm suspecting a problem with the hard drive. How can I check the hard drive? What linux tool are available?
Suse doesn't have the same password system as Ubuntu. Suse, and most other flavours of Linux, always have a root or administrator user set, whereas Ubuntu doesn't.
For Suse 10 & 11, at the page where you put in your USER NAME and PASSWORD, there is a tick box for "USE THIS AS ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD", which if you leave it ticked will make your user password also the root password. Very easy to miss. If you leave it unattended, it will finish the first stage, then reboot into the new installation. The install is done using a version of the OS which is running in RAM & on the install CD.
One word of warning. I had a Presario 1204 which is similar to the 1205, and I could never get Suse 10 to work on it. Not enough horsepower! It worked OK with a very customized version of Slackware.