asking for login name on install

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 26 13:55:55 UTC 2011


On 26 September 2011 14:43, G. <pegngaryubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 26 September 2011 14:25, G. <pegngaryubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:47 PM, G. <pegngaryubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 26 September 2011 12:58, G. <pegngaryubuntu at gmail.com> 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.
>>
>> Colin
>>
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>
> I neglected to mention that I tried that too.   Tried doing nothing at
> all for 10 minutes.  Nothing happened.

'No password' does not mean wait without doing anything, it means
hitting enter without typing a password.

Colin




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