I am having a problem installing Ubuntu 8.10

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Fri Dec 12 06:29:08 UTC 2008

Sam Litman wrote:
>              My name is Sam Litman, and I am having a problem
> installing Ubuntu 8.10. I burned a cd of the Linux OS, and a screen
> comes up to install, but, it asks for a username and password. I did
> install Ubuntu 8.04 several months ago, but, I had to bring my computer
> back to factory specs. I must have put in a username and password at
> that time, but, I don't know what my password is at all, or if I even
> have one. 

If you want to install Ubuntu you are asked for the username and password 
you want to use on the new system. It doesn't know or care about any 
previous installations which would be overwritten anyway.

If you later want to reset a password on an existing system you can follow 
these instructions: <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword>


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