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Old 02-26-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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Using the linux mint live cd


I have heard so many good things about linux and I have heard linux mint is the easiest to use. I was really looking forward to my first Linux experience.

I was disappointed to be prompted for a username and password after booting to the Live CD for mint 10. The user manual did not show this step. I searched for help on this but the two suggestions I found did not work. One told me to use mint as the username with a blank password. The other suggested using user and pass for these two fields.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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AFAIK the live CD doesn't require a password.
From where did you download the CD, and did you verify the md5sum ?

Kind regards
 
Old 02-26-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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It's not supposed to ask for one. If anything, download a legitimate known copy and reburn.

Hope this solves your issue.

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Josh
 
Old 02-26-2011, 04:49 PM   #4
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Mine did not ask me for a password when I ran it...
 
Old 02-26-2011, 06:11 PM   #5
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I think there is a bug that has remained in ubuntu and hence mint for a number of years. Some very few systems do boot up to a logon screen. How do I know that? Darn if I didn't see it happen. Never did figure it out. Just try another computer or distro. I assume your disk is OK too.


I can assure you that it is very few systems that are doing that too since the bug has never been fixed.

Can I assume you have an old computer that maybe has an OEM radeon embedded chipset?

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Old 02-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #6
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The computer is a 5 year old gateway laptop. You are correct. There must be a bug. The same Live CD worked fine in another gateway laptop with some similar, but not identical hardware.

I think I will just not use this laptop to test any linux distros.
Thanks to everyone for their help and comments.

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I think there is a bug that has remained in ubuntu and hence mint for a number or years. Some very few systems do boot up to a logon screen. How do I know that? Darn if I didn't see it happen. Never did figure it out. Just try another computer or distro. I assume your disk is OK too.


I can assure you that it is very few systems that are doing that too since the bug has never been fixed.

Can I assume you have an old computer that maybe has an OEM radeon embedded chipset?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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If you have a newer computer you can consider running virtual machines. They tend to work pretty good if VT-x or AMD-v is in the processor and has bios and chipset support. Almost all AMD's support it and many intel processors do.

That laptop ought to run other stuff fine. Some very new laptops are also difficult to get going and once in a while a laptop here and there needs a patch or something. Laptops tend to be less supported.

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