Unable to use Ubuntu 8.04 live CD
jalber at kitcarson.net
Thu Jul 31 17:53:05 UTC 2008
> On 07/30/2008 05:39 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> On 07/30/2008 04:36 PM, Jerry Alber wrote:
>>> I used "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer" which is part of
>>> the live CD. It should not be asking for a User ID and Password. I've
>>> used Knoppix live CD(many different version) and also Kubuntu. They all
>>> behave as they should. When the User ID window said "The user ubuntu
>>> will be logged in in 10 seconds" if I let it go, it would go to a window
>>> with the Hardy Heron logo and 2 folders in the upper left hand corner:
>>> Examples and Install. If I clicked on either one, it took me right back
>>> to the User ID window.
>>> I tried installing this version (8.04) to an empty partition and was
>>> asked for a User ID and a Password, which I entered. However it would
>>> not accept the user id or password. After going to another partition, I
>>> mounted the one where Ubuntu 8.04 had supposedly been installed and
>>> after going to the boot directory, I found that there was no grub, just
>>> the boot. The only successful install I got was on another computer
>>> where I used the whole hard drive.
>> You are absolutely right - it should not ask for a UID/PW.
>> Well I have to admit that I'm thoughly stumped on this one. I always use
>> the Alternate CD for my installs, but I've downloaded the 8.04 LiveCD
>> and gave it a spin on 4 different systems and get no UID/PW prompt. Very
>> odd. I'll keep digging, but at this point I'm not sure what else to try
>> [I'm still working on getting the DVD onto a disc (my dsl line likes to
>> reset about 7:00 am every morning & the download wasn't finished - I'm
>> now tranfering to my system with the DVD burner on it - it has about 2
>> more hours to go).]
> 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:
> md5sum: 5fddb647c1945b20055d751576dea8fc *ubuntu-8.04.1-dvd-i386.iso
Glad to know that I am not really crazy, but I don't really want this to
be one of the "Mysteries" of life. When I do mount the ISO, could you
point me in the right direction as to what to look for. I could compare
the 8.04 Ubuntu and the Kubuntu 6.10 which works, but that is a lot to
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