Passwords not working

Apr 29, 2019 - 1:06 PM

  • Good day

    I just got four Atomic Pis and have set them up on a rack. I would like to ask if anyone had to do anything odd to get the passwords working. Each of mine boots up and shows the login screen along with a password Default password is: X but none of them is accepting their password.

    Is it maybe the keyboard? or layout? I'm in South Africa GMT +2 if that helps.

    Any ideas appreciated. I'm pretty close to wiping them with a fresh install of Ubuntu server

  • Ok, figured something out. Going to leave this here incase it helps someone else out in the future.

    Press Ctrl + Alt + F2.
    Once greeted with the login screen,
    Press Ctrl + Alt + F2 again
    Now you should be greeted with a terminal.
    Login with the password indicated.

  • Thank you, Justin!

    I was able to use Ctrl + Alt + F2 to see that the password which looked like it started with '1' actually started with 'i'. That solved my login problem.