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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Quote Originally Posted by billgoldberg View Post
    Since you are on a windows pc, you can install Ubuntu using Wubi.

    This will install Ubuntu like any other application in Windows.

    So if you don't like it, go to add/remove and remove it.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

    That will avoid the "username" and "password" issue you seem to be having.
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    No it did not avoid the "username" and "password" issue. The same prompt comes up. I set the password to "password", and left the default username as "owner". It still will NOT LOGON. I tryed to log on using this Wubi, and it keeps kicking me back to the log on screen. Ubuntu refuses to load on my machine like EVER OTHER LINUX SYSTEM EVER.
    Last edited by jbenuntu; July 7th, 2008 at 12:28 AM.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Quote Originally Posted by forestpixie View Post
    Obviously it's not but you are having some problems

    Try to use ubuntu as the username with no password.

    But as others have said it is usually indicative of something wrong with the download or burn.
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    This does not work.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    do you have any other burning programs? i've used nero and never had a problem burning a linux distro at full speed and i've tried suse gnome and kde, ubuntu, kubuntu, mandriva and knoppix

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Check the md5sum of your .iso file. The following link is to a website with a free md5 sum checker.

    http://www.brandonstaggs.com/filecheckmd5/

    The result should read c69e34e92d5402d1b87e6babc739f774
    for ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Quote Originally Posted by athaki View Post
    Check the md5sum of your .iso file. The following link is to a website with a free md5 sum checker.

    http://www.brandonstaggs.com/filecheckmd5/

    The result should read c69e34e92d5402d1b87e6babc739f774
    for ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
    MD5Sum checks out both with the result you posted and the sum from the Ubuntu site.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    NOTE*********************************************
    If your getting this same problem give up. There is no way around this. NONE of these solutions worked. Your wasting your time and Ubuntu will not install. I've wasted two days on this and lost 5 CD's, 1 DVD and had my system crash 2 times. DO NOT TRY UBUNTU. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO INSTALL.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Quote Originally Posted by jbenuntu View Post
    NOTE*********************************************
    If your getting this same problem give up. There is no way around this. NONE of these solutions worked. Your wasting your time and Ubuntu will not install. I've wasted two days on this and lost 5 CD's, 1 DVD and had my system crash 2 times. DO NOT TRY UBUNTU. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO INSTALL.

    Wow.

    I just am not sure what error you are getting...

    I do not know why you are getting prompted for a username/password for the liveCD... I have both the 32bit and 64bit versions of 7.10 and 8.04 and none of them prompt me for a username and password for the liveCD.

    If you really think the CD burning is an issue try this -- http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

    It is a burner from an actual MS employee who works on Windows and I have used it several times to burn various iso files to CD.

    For the record I also need to point out to other people who stumble on this thread that the OP has not, despite later claims, installed Ubuntu. He is trying to use the liveCD and having an issue with a username and password being needed (despite this not being the experience for 99.999% of other users). An install would prompt you for a username and password during the install.

    While it is not impossible that there is an issue with this would be an extremely rare problem.

    To the OP -- we can try to help you, but getting frustrated will not help.

    Perhaps try 'root' with no password.
    Last edited by cprofitt; July 7th, 2008 at 01:20 AM.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Can you tell us the specs of your computer, what options you give the liveCD at the boot promt, where you got the liveCD iso from, was it via the Ubuntu.com website, or a third party?
    After googling, the username should be "ubuntu" and the password is nothing, but I belive that doesn't work for you.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    still unable to log on........I have ordered and recieved the Ubuntu disk: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition. I STILL get the username and password screen and i STILL cannot log on. WTF.

    system: Microsoft Windows XP
    Home Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2
    eMachines
    T6212
    AMD Athlon(tm)64 Processor
    3200+
    1.99 GHz, 384 MB of Ram


    username,password combos tried:
    <none><none>
    ubuntu<none>
    root<none>
    ubuntu,password
    root,root
    username,password
    Last edited by jbenuntu; July 26th, 2008 at 07:37 AM. Reason: update

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    You could also install vmware or virtualbox on XP to try Ubuntu/linux as a virtual machine.....
    http://www.vmware.com/download/
    http://www.virtualbox.org/

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