The default rootfs user and password are:
- Username: root
Password: abc123 (the password is expired and must be changed at the first login)
debootstrap for QEMU/KVM
This method is useful for most people. It can be used in other Debian archigtectures and even other distros.
For KVM acceleration (i.e., not full-emulation) this must be run on a POWER8 system.
- Create an image file (i.e., virtual disk) for the root filesystem
Populate the image with debootstrap --foreign (i..e, can be run on other architectures)
Boot the image with QEMU and run debootstrap --second-stage (i.e., must be run on the POWER architecture -- or with QEMU full-emulation)