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  1. #1
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    Jun 2012

    lubuntu install, only guest user cant create or use anything.

    Fresh install of Lubuntu from their website. I used the non graphical install and it went well. I have the opening login but only guest and other show up. This is the latest release of 12.04 of lubuntu from the website. Not sure why I only get Guest and other and it never asked me to create a user at the time of the install. As guest I cannot sudo or su, which is expected. Nor can I create another user. I know root password is set with a hash and I dont expect to login as root either. I researched this in google quite a bit and didnt find my answer.

    What user do I login as or did I miss something on the Lubuntu install. I can't imagine I could get so stuck as to not even get in as a user and have built a box with only guest access. Seems a little useless.

    Any help is appreciated.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

    Re: lubuntu install, only guest user cant create or use anything.

    This sounds like a faulty installation. I would recommend reinstalling Lubuntu, and making sure you enter the username/password info.
    You might also check the md5sum of the ISO image you downloaded- info on that here. If they don't match up, it may be a corrupted image (it's happened to me already) and you should download a new one.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    I think I'm here! Maybe?

    Re: lubuntu install, only guest user cant create or use anything.

    Something has obviously gone very wrong!

    I assume from your post that you used the Alternate Install CD to install the OS, and that will ask you to make a user (username) and the type the password twice. If that didn't happen you may have a corrupt burn of your CD or perhaps the iso file you downloaded was bad; did you check the md5sum

    a1685837ad50845b6685086fc4743c83 for the 32 bit

    a277a7d3b8a6fc1dd98e65adb5262493 for the 64 bit

    If you still have the iso file you can check the md5sum now, either in linux with command
    md5sum /path/to/iso
    or in windows.

    It must be identical to the appropriate one above and if it is even slightly different, it is no good. You then get a chance to check the CD when you boot, which is always worth doing if you burn it yourself.

    Finally, if you need to download again or burn again, do so at as slow a speed as possible on your hardware.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 16.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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