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Old 01-08-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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Installing Ubuntu 10.10 asking for pc-login and password


Hi, I was recently upgrading from Ubuntu 10.4 to 10.10 when with 14 minutes remaining on my install it froze and quit upon a restart it wouldn't boot correctly.

I decided to put 10.10 on a cd and it boots to a black screen asking for a login then password, login enters alright but the password won't show any characters being entered. Hitting enter results in "pc-login incorrect".

Help!
 
Old 01-08-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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It had n't finished. 10.10 is still in beta I think, what is the rush? When doing a major update/grade it is best to do it on the CLI (not to say you have n't), it cuts out a layer. As a beta it will not be available on 'apt-get dist-upgrade'.
What to do now ? I would reboot from the original DVD and look to 'repair broken packages' under 'rescue' or something like and then reinstall the bootloader. Clumsy but has worked for me.

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Old 01-08-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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It had n't finished. 10.10 is still in beta I think, what is the rush?
Just as an aside. 10.10 is release. I installed netbook remix clean on one box and ran the full on-line upgrade on another without incident.

Ubuntu versions get released on schedule, whether or not they are ready.
 
Old 01-09-2011, 07:53 AM   #4
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Hey Fred, no rush. Just looking for some help. No cd of my first ubuntu install. Got 10.10 on a cd, it is asking for login and password and for some reason it wont let me enter a password. I dont understand why this would happen. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 01-09-2011, 11:19 AM   #5
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Got 10.04 Ubuntu herethrew it on a cd and it worked. Installing now. Peace fellas!
 
  


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