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Neroncp 05-02-2009 10:10 PM

New Linux Ubuntu User with Login Problem
Hi all Linux users. I'm new to Linux and new to this site.
I bought a well maintained Thinkpad R50 with Ubuntu installed from Ebay. When it boots up, the UBUNTU screen asks for USERNAME and then PASSWORD. I've tried various things, but they didn't work. I assume that Ubuntu was freshly installed by the seller to remove his data from the hard drive (I have sent him an email about this, no response). Is there a default username and password for Ubuntu? Or do I have to install Ubuntu over the existing copy? Any guesses or suggestions on how to get the username and change the password? Thanks.

syg00 05-02-2009 10:52 PM

Easiest would be to re-install for yourself.
Not too hard to determine the user from a liveCD - and remove the password, but better just re-install. Ubuntu is easy, and will be educational as well

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