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Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Postby TonyMi on Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:00 am

I've decided to give LMDE 2012 (32 bit) a try on an old laptop before installing on my main system.

The DVD has booted, no problem but I cannot get to install the system since Linux Mint is expecting a Username and Password in the Welcome screen. Well I do not have these since the installation hasn't taken place so they do not exist. I've tried the usual of root and administrator in various combinations but without being able to get in. Does anyone have a clue as to what the username and password should be?

Also whilst writing, should I choose MATE or CINNAMON? (if I get that far), I've not yet found a good comparison to help me decide which is the best way to go.

Many Thanks, Tony.
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Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Postby Bonsaii on Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:48 am

Hi,
as you can read here:

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?paged=4

Login and password for the live session

The Live session should log you in automatically. If it doesn’t, or if you need to login manually (for instance, to try out Cinnamon), you can use the following credentials:

For the username, type “mint”
For the password, if asked, just press Enter.


Without the quotation marks in the username.
Have fun and enjoy!
Thinkpad T410s, LMDE 64Bit, Cinnamon
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Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Postby TonyMi on Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:52 am

It worked, many thanks, Tony.
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Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Postby nsbaba on Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:21 am

I tried to install Linux mint 32bit Mate on my HP Pavilion dv2000, using DVD, but the installer is asking for user name and password, as per the suggestion by the forum I tried user name "mint" (without quotes) and for password just pressed "Enter" The Login screen is showing wrong username and password. Would anyone help me install Linux mint on my personal box, I don't have Internet connection to the box.

I tried on virtual box in DELL Vostro on windows 7. successfully installed and simply awesome

Thanks in advance.
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