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LiveCD requesting username and password solved

Postby bandit on Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:03 pm

Hi, I've installed mint from windows with the mint4win application, liked it so much and decided to install it on its own linux partition. I uninstalled it from windows and then booted from the cd. After the bootmenu and the loading screen, when the desktop is about to load i get the username/password prompt. I don't know why. I tried entering user: Mint / mint / MINT and blank password and even the passwords from the old windows install, but I cannot get past the screen.

After trying different Linux distros over the years but not sticking to any ( i'm still a noob) , Mint was the first I had more than 2 weeks installed with everything working. Please, maybe you can help me get past this annoying problem. Thank you!
(I searched on the forums but didn't find anything similar except a post with a usb-pen but the user Mint and blank password fixed that. in my case, it didn't. )
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Re: LiveCD requesting username and password

Postby Husse on Fri May 01, 2009 6:44 am

The live CD is not supposed to ask for password
This is a bad CD
As you could install with mint4win the disk might have been scratched or so after the install
But even if you succeeded before it could (although not likely) be a bad download or a bad burn
I have seen people get stuck halfway down the install because of a bad CD
Check the md5sum of the ISO and burn as slow as possible
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Re: LiveCD requesting username and password

Postby bandit on Fri May 01, 2009 8:01 am

I have downloaded the torrent so I thought the image was ok, not needing a md5 check. The install from windows was done by mounting the image. I've burned the cd (4x speed) after uninstalling mint4win specially for the permanent install. The bad disc I presume would cause an error during the copying of the files, not make linuxmint behave differently. I will download and burn the image again, using a different brand of cd. Hopefully this will solve the problem.
Thanks for the reply.
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Re: LiveCD requesting username and password

Postby Husse on Fri May 01, 2009 8:18 am

A bad disk can behave in a large number of ways depending on what is "bad" and how, so it's not just copying
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Re: LiveCD requesting username and password

Postby bandit on Sat May 02, 2009 12:18 pm

Fixed after downloading and burning another copy . Running Linux Mint :D
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Re: LiveCD requesting username and password

Postby wphil24 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:31 pm

Resurrection of an old thread, but I'm having the same problem with Mint 15 KDE 64-bit. The MD5 of the downloaded ISO matches exactly the MD5 of the original (38dd24371ceafe34915eb5cb350217c7). I'm trying to run Mint 15 in VirtualBox under Mac OS X 10.6.8 (64-bit kernel and extensions). What is puzzling is that Mint 12 KDE 64-bit works perfectly in the same Virtual Box, as does Mint 15 Mate 64-bit.

Where am I going wrong, do you think?
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