I just installed Raspian Jessie lite date 4-10-17. All articles state the username and password are "pi" and "rasberry". These do not work. What is the correct user and password?
The username is "pi" and the password is "raspberry", you have misspelled the word "raspberry" by missing the p.
If you still have issues, I would try re-downloading, re-formatting, and doing it once more. I think you'll be fine after correcting the password entry.
It's good practice after logging in to change the password of the user from the default.
Some users like to disable the pi account (especially if opened up to the internet) and create a new account and password to create minor security through obscurity, but it's not a replacement for following proper security practices.
just faced the same problem. everything written before is right, BUT : my installation had an english keyboard layout, which means, to input my "raspberry" pw i had to press "raspberrz"
If you had a root access to your Rpi device, you can simply change the user's password, i.e.
passwd pi. You can also remove the user's existing password (not recommended) by removing the 2nd field of the user account listed in /etc/shadow file (assuming shadow package is installed).
Your problem is 90% chance a keyboard layout problem.
Raspbian (lite) boots to tty and therefore uses a QWERTY (USA) kb layout by default.
so try rqspberry as password ;)
If you are talking about root's password, its not set by default. Although whenever you write
su - it asks for root password. It shouldn't ask in the first place if there isn't any.
So in order to solve this, write in terminal
sudo passwd root and it will ask you twice to write password and you are good to go.