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TWHH
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Re: just installed dietpi, can't login

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I'm having a similar problem. Am a total noob. Only ever pointed, clicked, dragged and dropped before :D :D

Bought a RPi 'kit' that came with SD card with 'NOOBS' installed on it. Have used balenaEtcher to flash the drive with DietPi. Tried deleting the SD card in Disk Utility (I'm a Mac user) and re-flashing... same issue. Being told my password is incorrect when trying to SSH into the Pi.

Can anyone walk me through how to properly prepare the SD card before reflashing the DietPi image onto said SD card?

Many thanks
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Joulinar
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Re: just installed dietpi, can't login

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Hi,

if you use the default system, just flashed the SD card without configuration, the default password is dietpi
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
TWHH
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Re: just installed dietpi, can't login

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on further searching a found a thread that had the Terminal command as ssh root@IPaddress. I had been doing ssh pi@IPaddress

I'm now in... after about an hour of faffing!
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Joulinar
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Re: just installed dietpi, can't login

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user pi did not exit on DietPi ;)

I recommend to have a look to our online docs https://dietpi.com/docs/
There is quite a good section about first start
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: just installed dietpi, can't login

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I did do a lot of reading... that bit just slipped through the net!

All good now. Pi is busy loading up desired software.

I do like a project :)
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