asking for login name on install

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Sep 26 13:38:12 UTC 2011

On 26 September 2011 14:25, G. <pegngaryubuntu at> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:47 PM, G. <pegngaryubuntu at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Alan Pope <alan at> wrote:
>>> On 26 September 2011 12:58, G. <pegngaryubuntu at> wrote:
>>>> I am trying to install Natty on an older Acer desktop.  When I I try
>>>> the program to see if things work I get a login screen which asks for
>>>> a login name.  I have no idea what login name to use.  I have
>>>> installed Ubuntu 12 times or more and never had this happen.  I
>>>> checked the disk for defects.  This happens whether I use a USB or CD
>>>> that I burned.  I even downloaded Natty again just this morning.
>>>> Any ideas?
>>> Is this a live CD/USB you're booting to? If so then try "ubuntu" with
>>> no password, or leave the logon screen alone, it should autologin
>>> again
>>> Al.
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>> This is a live cd/usb.  Tried both with same problem.
>> garyk
> After it asked for a login name I entered ubuntu, then it asked for a
> password,  ubuntu there did not work.

Alan suggested name ubuntu with no password.


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