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Hi, I am new to Linux so might seem a bit dim lol. My Grandson has loaded Ubuntu onto my old laptop but did`nt put in a user name or password. Can I put them in without deleting it and starting again, thanks Tom
Hi, thanks for the welcome and reply. I tried all the suggestions on the two links with no response. The user panel doesn`t show a name or password and won`t work with the keyboard. The version is 14.04
Phoned my Grandson and he didn`t put user name or password in so I think I`ll delete it all and start from scratch again.
May be he forgot but it is just not possible that he wasn't prompted to create an account during the install process. Did you try opening the terminal on system and type: whoami to find out which user account you are logged in with?
Hi MichealK, thanks for the advice but I don`t think it had been loaded properly as it kept freezing when I went online. A friend is coming round to reload it with user name and password so hopefully it will work properly. What I have seen of Linux I like so fingers crossed.
If you have a recent version of Ubuntu you should be able to access a terminal by simultaneously holding downl the key: Ctrl+Alt+t or by clicking the Dash icon (the Ubuntu logo in the upper left of the Desktop) and typing in terminal. If that doesn't work, might as well reinstall.