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Old 11-28-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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i setup ubuntu gutsy from the livecd, via wubi and had to spend a while gettin grub to work. now that GRUB work, ubuntu boots, but once i get to the login screen, i can't get any further. in the install i specified my username/pass, but this will not work. (invalid username or password). i have been careful to be case sensitive, but still no idea. the recoevry mode throws me straight to a logged in root prompt, so is there anyway to create a new username/pass from there? or list current users and reset the password on it?
Old 11-28-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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I presume that recovery puts you in "single-user" mode. You can run "runlevel" to be sure (single-user = 1)

You can create a new user using the useradd command.

You might also be able to get a GUI interface using "startx". Then you can use the graphical tools. If you want these tools and startx doesn't work, then enable the regular root account using "passwd root". Then start up normally and login as root.

I'm a bit confused by this:
i setup ubuntu gutsy from the livecd, via wubi
I thought WUBI was a way to install from Windows---it seems that it would be WUBI OR Live CD
Old 11-28-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
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Did you change the keyboard settings? I don't remember how it is in ubuntu, but I recall a distribution where it asked me for the password - and then for the keyboard layout... So I typed the password with y instead of z... I rarely pay close attention to what I am doing.

It could also happen the other way around... if Ubuntu fails to load the gnome-settings, you could be on the US layout.
Old 11-28-2007, 10:04 PM   #4
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wubi uses the livecd image in a ro state. essentially its just mounting the cd so u dont have to use a physical cd. And i asked for default keyboard layout, which i assume is US.

i'll try usin it from single user. thanks

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Old 11-29-2007, 08:49 AM   #5
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solved... my user account was there, it just had some random password assigned to it, as opposed to the one i specified. passwd <user> worked from the recovery console. Thanks for the help


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