Unable to use Ubuntu 8.04 live CD

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 31 04:12:11 UTC 2008

On 07/30/2008 08:50 PM, NoOp wrote:

> OK. I finally got the DVD downloaded and transfered. I burned it at 4x
> and loaded it up onto a machine using the "Try Ubuntu without any change
> to your computer" and lo and behold it brings up a standard Gnome login
> screen asking for a username etc.
> Now if I just enter a blank for UID/PW it prompts: Incorrect username
> etc. If I enter ubuntu/ubuntu it again shows "Incorrect username" etc.
> So, dear Jerry, you are not nuts, not imagining things, and are 100%
> correct (at least on the Ubuntu DVD - I cannot reproduce on the
> downloaded LiveCD).
> I'll try and figure out just what the issue is, but just wanted to let
> you know that I *can* reproduce on the Ubuntu DVD downloaded from:
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/hardy/release/
>   ubuntu-8.04.1-dvd-i386.iso
> md5sum: 5fddb647c1945b20055d751576dea8fc *ubuntu-8.04.1-dvd-i386.iso
> Gary

Now here is something odd... on the laptop (IBM ThinkPad A21M) I get the
boot errors and then the UID/PW prompt, on the other machine (standard
desktop 2.4Ghz) I do not. I'll check later to see what the difference is.

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