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    lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    Hi all,

    I have an old (but hardly used) HP Compaq Mini110 32-bit Notebook PC that was running WinXP. XP has more than reached end of life so I browsed the Internet for a light Linux OS that should be compatible with this PC.

    I downloaded and installed the latest 32-bit version of lubuntu Version 19.04 via a USB stick, and all went well - initially. When trying to boot up into lubunto, I enter my log in name which the PC accepts, but it refuses to accept my password, the cursor does not even move across the screen when I type in my pass word.

    What are my options? I have tried running a repair but still no luck. Is there any way I can boot into lubuntu and remove/edit my login details?

    Thanks in advance,

    Eric

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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    Lubuntu 19.04 x86/32bit ISOs stopped being produced dec-2018 and were in early-alpha stage and never actually released. The only Lubuntu 19.04 that has been released was amd64 (64-bit); if you want to check view https://lubuntu.me/downloads/

    As a result, I'm wondering what you really downloaded (and from where? as the official Lubuntu site doesn't offer and has never offered a x86/32bit 19.04). I don't know about non-Ubuntu/non-Lubuntu sites (but know of their existence).

    Do you have 19.04? or do you have something else other than Lubuntu?

    The last Lubuntu release in x86/32bit was Lubuntu 18.10, but it's now EOL (end-of-life) - 32bit users were advised to stick with Lubuntu 18.04 LTS (2018-April release with 3 years of support) which is supported until 2021-April as 18.10->19.04 upgrades were officially unsupported (possible yes, but unsupported).

    Myself - I'd be checking what you're actually running. Also if you're unsure of where to download a flavor, stick to finding out the official site by going to ubuntu.com (ie. https://ubuntu.com/download/flavours) and follow links from there; and don't ask google.com as it often favors unofficial sites (of which there are many, including non-english) that are not related at all with Ubuntu or Lubuntu team.

    fyi: I do have a Lubuntu 19.04 x86 system here (a test system) so maybe able to help, but believe you'll find yours is something different.
    Last edited by guiverc; 2 Weeks Ago at 01:14 PM. Reason: try and clarify some wording

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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    Thank you for your reply.

    I downloaded the 32-bit version of what I thought was version 19.04 here:

    https://lubuntu.net/downloads/

    "Alternative Previous Image" just under the blurb on the 64-bit download. I just assumed it was a 19.04 release, but it obviously is not as the filename refers to 18.04.

    How would I go about uninstalling this, is it at all possible? I kept the WinXP OS on it until I was happy with lubuntu but my networking capabilities have also been compromised since the lubuntu install.

    -Eric

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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    When you type password into system, cursor does not move or show anything.
    You have to blind type correct password.
    So are you sure you are typing in the same password you created when you installed system?
    If I have shift key on, it usually tells me, but not sure if Lubuntu also does that or not.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    Yep, I typed in the correct password, no reaction and after timeout it simply requests log-in details again.

    Short of reformatting the hard drive, I would like to remove the OS completely and try again, unless there is a way of bypassing the log-in screen.


    -Eric

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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    If you press & hold shift key from BIOS screen until grub menu appears you may be able to go into recovery mode.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/14051...min-privileges
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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    Please note lubuntu.net is not a Ubuntu or Lubuntu site, so I would definitely suggest you md5sum/sha256sum the ISO you used with the what the official site suggests it should be before you trust it (or what you installed from it). It may be a valid ISO or it may not be - so you should ensure it is. (you got it from a 'fan' site)

    I provided the official site, or suggested using ubuntu.com and following that links to stick to official Ubuntu/Ubuntu-flavor sites. You don't need to uninstall it, just install over it if you don't want it anymore.

    If it turns out the sha/md5 checksums are valid, you can probably trust it, but I'd suggest you do this before you worry about problems with your install, as you're not starting with an official Lubuntu image that came from either Ubuntu or Lubuntu.

    Checksums can be found at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/re...18.04/release/

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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    My bad, I thought it was an official site

    I will attend to this on Monday, the machine is at work. Thank you to all for the good advice.

    -Eric

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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    No joy with whatever I tried, so having worked with Linux Mint in the distant past, I downloaded and installed it. The installation worked perfectly, except for the Broadcom BEM4312 wireless adaptor. Try as I might, none of the drivers I found on the internet would work. So I will probably look for another suitable version of Linux and try that although I might still end up with a wi-fi adaptor problem.


    -Eric

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    Re: lubuntu Version 19.04 Login problems

    Since you at least have something running please copy sudo lshw -sanitize > lshw.txt and paste it to the command line, run it and post lshw.txt in CODE tags. It will tell us all about the hardware.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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