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    Question Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Hello,
    I just wanted to try out Ubuntu on my computer without installing it first. I am running Windows XP and have the CD ISO image on a CD. The ISO was verified on download via winMD5Sum and on burning via Ubuntu start-up screen. I am trying to do the Ubuntu option "Try Ubuntu without making any changes to your computer" when I boot-up my computer, with the Ubuntu ISO CD in the CD drive. Ubuntu loads, then it asks me for my Username and Password; but I did not install Ubuntu so there are none of these. How do I get past this to try Ubuntu ? Thanks.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    This is usually a symptom of the disk having burned incorrectly. The LiveCD shouldn't ask for a password. I would try burning the disk at a lower speed and seeing if that helps.
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Hello. I burnt the disc using InfraRecorder as per Ubuntu documentation site:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

    using the following settings from the box below (write speed of 1x), but still recieve same prompt screen for user name and password...?
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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    What is the name of the ISO file you burned?

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso

    this is why i use windows. why is it IMPOSSIBLE to EVER install ANY type of Linux/unix system?
    Installs attempted:
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    Linux/Unix = a waste of time.
    Last edited by jbenuntu; July 6th, 2008 at 10:03 PM.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Odd.

    I never get prompted for a login when I use the 'try' option. While learning Linux may be difficult it is not impossible and with help from the fantastic community here it will be much easier.

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Quote Originally Posted by jbenuntu View Post
    ubuntu-8.04.1-desktop-i386.iso

    this is why i use windows. why is it IMPOSSIBLE to EVER install ANY type of Linux/unix system?
    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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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    why is it IMPOSSIBLE to EVER install ANY type of Linux/unix system?
    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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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Do you get a graphical login or just a black and white screen where it prompts for a username?

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    Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    TRY username ubuntu and password ubuntu. thats what they are in the try mode.

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