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I have booted my Raspberry Pi a few times, and it worked fine, but now it scrolls and loads settings but stops and asks for a password. I have not set one; my university gave me the OS on a 4 GB SD card already loaded.

How can I fix this problem?

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Most distributions have a default password. If that does not work, you can mount the filesystem on another linux box and null the password. Or you can re-image the SD card. –  Chris Stratton Nov 29 '12 at 23:47
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Ask your Uni what the password is. –  Jivings Nov 30 '12 at 0:14
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If the distribution is Raspbian, then the default username is pi and the password is raspberry.

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USERNAME:pi PASS: raspberry if using raspiban

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-_- Lol me. I was in too much of a rush... –  Algo Mar 22 '13 at 4:30
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