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Complete Newb help

Postby William on Wed May 14, 2008 5:04 pm

Hi all,

Ok, years ago i ran Redhat, but I am completely lost now. I currently use XP and downloaded VMware Player and ran Linux Mint, however, upon boot, I get the Mint splashpage asking for my username and password, neither of which i have ever created. Sorry for the dumb question, thanks for any help.
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Re: Complete Newb help

Postby Husse on Wed May 14, 2008 6:03 pm

There is no user and password for the live CD
Did you check the md5sum?
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ownloading
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Re: Complete Newb help

Postby AK Dave on Thu May 15, 2008 5:01 pm

I beg to differ.

I'm installing Mint Daryna KDE from the CE-lite CD iso. I walked away from the screen partway through the process. The screen went black with the screensaver, and I'm now stuck with a password lock to get back to the installer to finish the job.

Username: mint
Password: ??????
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Re: Complete Newb help

Postby AK Dave on Thu May 15, 2008 5:59 pm

If anyone else gets stuck like this, I can confirm that the following solution works:

Ctl-Alt-Backspace forces logout of current session. Wait a little, and you're back to the graphical login. The default user for Mint is indeed mint/null. The password is indeed a null field (blank), but the screen lock doesn't accept a blank password field. So you're stuck. Force logout, and either reboot or login manually.
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