This one is a bit basic, but I think a new blog post is called for. At least three times now, I’ve seen queries on the Raspberry Pi forums from people who think they are unable to type their login password.
The reason for this is that in Linux, when you type in your login password, nothing comes up on the screen. All you have to do is type it and press <ENTER>. The keys you press are still being read by the computer, but nothing is being displayed (echoed) on the screen. In Windows and many other operating systems, you get XXXXX or ***** coming up (usually one for each character you type). But in Linux, this doesn’t happen. Don’t worry, as long as you type your password correctly you will log in. Type it carefully, press <ENTER> and you should be logged in. If you get it wrong, it will tell you. And even then you will get to try again until you get it right.
It’ll work – you’ll see. :yes: