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Old 10-01-2008, 07:41 AM   #1
Fla_Sun
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Question Problem with login Ubuntu v8


I downloaded the latest Ubuntu version recently and installed. When asked for user name and password it will not accept the ones I choose during install. I have deleted and reinstalled several times being careful to not choose OEM install. The install goes smooth until the login. Any help is appreciated.

I am curently running WinXP and want to dual boot until I become familiar enough with Linux to get rid of XP. I am using 200GIG free contigious space on first hard drive.

I have installed this on kid's computer with no problem, so far I'm very impressed.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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You could try to use your Windows user/password to login (if that's not what you enter during the install). Otherwise, I would suggest downloading the Alternate Installation CD and trying the install that way. It is a bit more complicated, but still pretty easy for someone new to Linux. Just don't overwrite your Windows partition.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Fla_Sun View Post
I downloaded the latest Ubuntu version recently and installed. When asked for user name and password it will not accept the ones I choose during install. I have deleted and reinstalled several times being careful to not choose OEM install. The install goes smooth until the login. Any help is appreciated.

I am curently running WinXP and want to dual boot until I become familiar enough with Linux to get rid of XP. I am using 200GIG free contigious space on first hard drive.

I have installed this on kid's computer with no problem, so far I'm very impressed.
I agree with Fla_Sun, and you try with last ubuntu password, I have seen like problem

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-30-2010 at 03:50 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 11:48 AM   #4
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You can always change the username and passwd using the rescue mode.

In the root shell type

"passwd username"


I think you made some mistake with the keyboard layout or forgot the username/passwd or put some extra spaces.

username cannot be 'root'
 
  


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