demo username and password

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Tue Nov 4 21:00:05 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 10:19 -0800, masih nilesh wrote:
> I downloaded Ubuntu from the Univ of MD mirror site and wanted to demo
> it off the CD.  I am being prompted for a username/pwd and I have not
> been able to find credentials that work.  The usual ones do not work
> and it always brings me to the login screen and not straight to the
> desktop.  Little help...

You should not be prompted, but this repeatedly came up on the list over
the last year or so. IIRC nobody ever found a reason, but every time I
read about it, it could be fixed by burning the CD as slower speed.

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