I appreciate your work and offer. I'm a newbie to serpent OS and may have overseen the obvious.
I was glad to try out the very first test of serpent OS via snekvalidator.iso. Download was fast, qemu boot easy and I got a login prompt. I concluded that I have to type in login credentials? Have not read about those and could not find them. I took a rude guess and typed in "root" without a password and it worked! I guess I killed a cat.