ubuntu password

Posted on 2011-05-08
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hello All

I am trying out Ubuntu 11.04 on a netbook.  I created a live USB to boot from using this:

and the system boots up into Ubuntu from the USB stick, great!

bad news is I am presented with a login form.... I did not set a password so I have no idea what it could be....

username: other

I have tried no password, no luck... I tried ubuntu, no luck

Any Ideas why it has a password, and what it might be or how I can set the password?

Question by:cycledude
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    did you try root (or admin) with no password
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    by:☠ MASQ ☠
    Have you tried user name 'ubuntu' with a blank password?
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    by:Dave Baldwin
    One of the Ubuntu Forum pages says 'ubuntu' with a blank password for the Live CD at least.  All operating systems past DOS have logins, just that most single user Windows systems are set to login automatically.  If you add a second user on your machine, you will see a login screen the next time you boot up.
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    I just created one also. Mine works fine. I would just create the USB drive again.

    Author Comment

    thanks chaps, i will try re-creating the usb drive .... then if I get a password request I will try other suggestions.

    Author Closing Comment

    I used a different USB stick and hey presto it worked!

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