How to setup/configure the Arch Linux bootcd (live-CD, ISO) so I can login to it using an SSH client?
And which password is by default set for the (automatic login) root account?
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The default root password for the ISO distribution is blank. And by default you are not allowed to login with SSH using a blank password.
Therefore two commands are necessary:
To set a non blank password for the currently logged in user ('root' for liveCD). Enter the password twice.
systemctl start sshd.service --
To start the ssh daemon.
Now you can login from your client machine using
PS Don't know the IP address? The live-CD includes commands
The simplest way is to
vi /etc/ssh/sshd_configand append
systemctl enable sshd)