Debian 10 problem


#1

Installed Debian 10 from an ISO. I unplugged the Win10 & Linux Mint hard drives before installing it. I made sure I told it to NOT ask me for a password when booting, but it IS asking, and even though I enter the root password, it says wrong password. I cannot get past this login screen. Did NOT have this problem with other Linux distros when I installed them. Help, PLEASE!


#2

Can you elaborate this section? What have you done during installation?


#3

The same as all the other distro installs. When Mint boots, it does not ask me for my password. When I use SUDO, my password is recognized. Debian is asking for a password during boot, and it’s NOT accepting my root password.


#4

Can you get in to the image at all?


#5

No. Stuck at the login screen.


#6

do you have data on it?
if so I would say grab the data and wipe then next time put a password
or look up the default Debian password


#7

This is a fresh install, no personal data, and I’ve re-installed (after totally wiping the disk) 3 times, same results all 3 times. Tried looking up the default pwd but can’t find it (Debian 10 - Buster). When I type “Debian 10 (Buster) default password”, the search comes up blank.


#8

i’d say use a password or make a issue on the git hub page or what ever the bug tracker for it is might get a dev to help ore something


#9

I will do that when I have time. Right now, I’m working on a Windows Firefox problem.


#10

I re-installed Debian using a password and it did work. I’m in, but now I’m having the same screen size problem with Firefox that I’m having on my Windows 10 machine, PLUS, when I boot, it goes straight to Debian, NO GRUB MENU. I did not have these issues when I loaded Linux Mint.


#11

I’m having Debian trouble, too. I won’t get into the specifics, but I’m starting to think Debian just isn’t a stable enough distro to be useful. I’ll probably switch my Linux workflow over to another distro until or unless I can figure out my Debian issues.

Which is a bummer, because the only reason I have Linux installed on my desktop is to code for the Raspberry Pi. So switching to another distro could cause new problems.


#12

I’m happy with Mint, but all the “EXPERTS” were saying Debian was the most STABLE Linux OS, so I thought I’d try it out.


#13

Heh. An opinion from self-proclaimed “experts” and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee… :slight_smile:


#14