asking for login name on install

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Sep 28 05:47:54 UTC 2011

On 09/27/2011 03:40 AM, Gary wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-09-26 at 12:04 -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> On 09/26/2011 08:53 AM, G. wrote:
>> ...
>>> Sorry about the ambiguities.
>>> I booted from a live cd with Ubuntu Natty- I used Startup Disk Creator
>>> to make the usb and CD (I tried both ways).
>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> I did the following: 1)
>>> trying ubuntu without installing.  It took me to the previously
>>> referenced login screen.  I tried Alan's suggestions without success.
>>> 2) I tried to install ubuntu.  Same results.  I tried Alan's
>>> suggestions without success.  I would in both cases get a login screen
>>> asking for a login name and then it asked for a password.
>> Try your own username and password.
> Tried that to no avail, owner did not have any in use.  When I ran
> ubuntu onmy computer there was no problem whatsoever. Must have
> something to do with her computer.

Gary, you did the install to "her" computer, and didn't set a user 
account during the install?? I don't think you can go into terminal mode 
and login as root, with no password, since that ain't allowed by 
default. I have no clue what going to runlevel 1, on the old RedHat 
scheme of things, equals to in Ubuntu, but that would get you in as root 
and no password at all. Maybe someone knows. It's that or re-install 
being careful to make the initial user account. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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