live 7.6.0 asks for password at restart

skram's picture


Installed Debian live 7.6.0 amd 64 to usb from an iso file off of the official web site. Works Great! When the computer goes to sleep and I wake it up or if I do a system restart from the menu it asks for a password. From the reset password option it appears to be a five letter password. I did not set a password at start up. Help Mr. Wizard!

Which password?

IntnsRed's picture

I don't use the live CD, so these are only guesses.

First, it's unlikely you could guess how many letters/characters the password has by anything on the screen. That would be a weakening of security on a blatantly stupid level.

But the password is likely either one of three things:

If the process created a user, then that user's password could be it. Or, if it asked for a root/super-user password, that could be it.

Lastly, since this is a CD, the password could be "hard coded" onto the CD. In this case, checking the documentation would likely reveal the password.