View Full Version : [ubuntu] invalid username keeping me from installing

June 15th, 2008, 12:54 AM
i have downloaded wubi and when i installed it, it told me to pick a username and password. after that i had to restart. i booted from ubuntu and it started the installation process. in the middle of the process a red screen came up and said my username was invalid. i followed all the rules for making a username, but it still gives me this message. it wont let me do anything after this. every time i select finish installation from the menu i get the same red screen. what am i doing wrong?

June 15th, 2008, 12:57 AM
You say you installed it twice. But, never-the-less, your username seems to be invalid. I see two options. The first being to clear wubi away and reinstall it, keeping to the username guidelines. The other, if possible, to change the username from a terminal.

Can you get a terminal running from the wubi install in any way? Try Alt + Control + F1.

June 15th, 2008, 01:13 AM
thanx for the help, but it is still doing the same thing

June 15th, 2008, 01:25 AM
Don't quite understand what is going on, but are you using the same user name as you use for Windows? IIRC, that has been an issue in the past.

June 19th, 2008, 02:13 AM
I have never used wubi, so I am going to go all the way back to the start. Did you check the .ISO file you got with an MD5 check? If it passed the MD5, try re-making the disk with a slower write speed.

This is not a beta version is it? I remember Gentoo's original 2008 beta could do nothing with the GUI on install.