<<I figured this out finally. The prompt was MediaWiki login which made me think it wanted me to login to MediaWiki. No! This was the normal Linux prompt and as soon as I realized that the login id I wanted to use was "root" I got past this and am now moving on.>>
I am trying to bring up a VMWare machine running MediaWiki on my MacBook Pro. I have gotten so far that I can open the MediaWiki home page from a browser. However the VMWare interface is stuck on a login to MediaWiki and I cannot figure out how to login or to get out of the login to the Linux command line.
I can login via the web interface to "admin" and was able to change the password and set up another user account. But neither of those work for this startup MediaWiki login on the Linux interface on VMWare.
I need to be able to do command line Linux.
If I ever get over this first problem then I will need to know what is the admin default password for the Linux OS? I assume an admin account is automatically setup with some default password.