urgent+ubuntu 8.04 desktop+post installation trouble

David Fox dfox94085 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 17:46:09 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 4:09 AM, Donny George <donny008 at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello
> i have just finished installing the ubuntu 8.04 desktop and all the
> installation steps went perfectly fine. but now once i restart and try to

Check to see if there is a method (there should be) to permit console
login. Upon selecting that, you should be dropped to a text console,
make sure you can login with your name and password. If that doesn't
work, try recovery mode, or another live cd that lets you into an
environment where you can mount your current root partition, and do
things like reset the password - if indeed the password is something
that needs fixing.

If you can get in via "the back door" you can stop gdm/kdm and do a
regular startx to get into x, or troubleshoot the x part if that's
something that needs to be done.

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