When you start, you should read the messages that give you the most important information about how to use this system. You should read the text.
You can login on another console. The root password is empty. Type
dhcpcd eth0 (or similar) to auto-configure eth0. Type
net-setup eth0 to specify eth0 IP address settings by hand.
To start an ssh server on this system, type
If you need to log in remotely as root, type
passwd root to reset
the password of the root user to a known value.
If you need graphical tools (such as GParted) you will have to go to the
graphical environment. You should just type
startx to start it.
You may need to use an editor. Editors available: vim, nano, qemacs in console mode. You can also use gvim and geany in the graphical environment.
Note: Never mount anything on
/mnt ! It would freeze the system.
mkdir /mnt/mydir and mount on
/mnt/mydir instead .