[Solved] Live Kali Linux root/toor login not working

user3207874 Asks: Live Kali Linux root/toor login not working
Today I tried to get Live Kali Linux working off a USB stick. When I got to the login screen, I tried entering root as the username and toor as the password like always, but the login failed. I am out of ideas, since the official Kali site still says those should be the correct login credentials.

Here are the steps for reproducing on my Lenovo y700 laptop:

  1. Download a Kali linux iso image from the official website. I tried 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the latest Kali Linux and I also tried an old 2018 image, all with the same results

  2. Burn the image onto a flash drive. For this I tried using Rufus, Etcher and the dd tool from Linux. I followed the instructions on the official website.

  3. Plug the USB into the computer, choose “Legacy Mode” from BIOS boot screen (because if I choose UEFI, then even if USB boot is enabled, it says usb boot is disabled in uefi settings). When the grub screen comes up, I can choose either kali or “advanced options”. There is no option for installation.

  4. Choose the live version and it will boot into a login screen. Enter root as the username and toor as the password, and get invalid credentials as the response

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