NOOB question.

Downloaded SUSE for rpi. Should point out that I don't have ethernet cable connected (naughty me). I can get through the installer questions no problem, then I attempt to login. After login, it says I need to change password. I've attempted several times to change password to no avail. The password I am attempting to change to is strong in terms of number of chars (>10), alpha etc.
Problem is, there is an error occuring, but it doesn't stay on the screen long enough to read what is says, it immediately tries to ask me to do the process again. A shame, was really interesting in seeing how this would perform on raspberry pi 3.