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I found this via Google because I have the exact same problem as the OP (with PCLinuxOS 2009.2 Live CD) The Wiki at pclinuxos.com/wiki/index.php/Live_CD_Frequently-Asked_Questions also says, The password for root ...
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    Can't Login to Live CD (PcLinuxOS)


    I found this via Google because I have the exact same problem as the OP (with PCLinuxOS 2009.2 Live CD)

    The Wiki at

    pclinuxos.com/wiki/index.php/Live_CD_Frequently-Asked_Questions

    also says,
    The password for root is root. The password for guest is guest.
    Yet it won't budge for me.

    I also wonder why the username and password needed to login isn't shown on the screen, the way it is a number of other distros.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    What do you mean when you say "it won't budge"?

    What error message are you getting when you try to login, if any?
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    Thanks for the welcome and prompt reply.

    A screen is displayed with the prompt 'localhost login:'

    I enter 'guest' and get prompted for a password. When I enter 'guest' again, a line beginning with $*, If I recall correctly is displayed and nothing further happens.

    (*I forgot to write down the full text but as should be clear from what I describe just below, I shouldn't be getting that screen and those types of lines at all)

    The funny thing is that while this has happened every time I've tried the PCLinuxOS live CD with my now-ten-year-old Dell Latitude C600 (PIII, 384 MB RAM), I just tried with my newer Inspiron B120 ( Celeron 1.4 GHZ, 2GB RAM) and did not have this problem.

    On the newer Inspiron, a completely different login screen, with the needed user name/password info. was displayed and I had no problem logging-in as user name: guest, password: guest.

    By the way, my above post was actually a reply to an existing thread, so I'm not sure how this got turned into a separate thread.

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