new user -- password at sign in

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Jun 12 15:14:52 UTC 2010

On 06/11/2010 10:07 PM, J wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 01:02,  <billmissell at> wrote:
>> As a first time user, I downloaded 10.04 to CD and used the "trial"
>> boot method.  The first screen I see requests that I "log in", and
>> asks for user name and password.  What are the default entries to
>> get past this hurdle?
> That's weird.  It should have just booted you straight into the live 
> environment and given you a desktop.
> First obvious question, did you actually INSTALL anything?  or Did
> you try the top button that says "Try Ubuntu"?
> As for login, try username ubuntu and leave the password blank. I 
> THINK that was the default for the older live CDs and may still hold 
> true.
> I'm more interested though in why you're getting a login prompt for 
> the live environment... what kind of system are you running?  what 
> kind of hardware is in it?

This sounds like he has an old (early) version of 10.04. Either that or
there is a ubiquity regression:
[lucid Live CD boots to login screen]

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