User Name & Password requested on install disk

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read this

User Name & Password requested on install disk

Postby tlcmd on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:23 pm

Would appreciate some help. I'm attempting to install LMDE (201204) on an older Thinkpad. I've wiped the Windows XP operating system and know the HDD is unformated and clean. I've booted from the LMDE iso-disk and when it gets to the LMDE green home screen, it asks for a user name and password.

HELP!! Please.

Thanks,
tlcmd (aka Dick)
tlcmd
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 201
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:43 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: User Name & Password requested on install disk

Postby widget on Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:45 am

Use mint as the user name and hit enter. This may take you to the desktop, it does for me.

If not and you get a prompt for the password just hit enter as it should be an "open" password. At least that is what has been historically true.

A forum search for this problem would have gotten you that answer.

If it does not work you could reboot, modify the menu entry to boot to recovery (instruction string should simply ask for "single" instead of "quiet splash". Then boot up. Should get a tty log in. You can then play with the user name and password using mint for one, open for the other in various combinations and of coarse as both.

You may get a root prompt (#) anyway if that is the case just create a new user and give it a password, hit Ctrl + d should take you to a user prompt. Sign in as the new user.

Type "startx" and you should be in.
Dell XPS 420 Core2 Quad Q 6600, audigy5.1, Radeon HD 6450 - currently 4 320Gb HDD, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian testing for daily use, Debian Sid for fun.
widget
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 2:49 am
Location: S.E. Montana

Re: User Name & Password requested on install disk

Postby tlcmd on Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:49 pm

Thank you for the info. After exhausting my vocabulary and calling my friends who play golf, I finally found the right expletives to get LMDE installed. I was certain that the info was indeed in the forum, but I couldn't figure out exactly what to search for. I tried several entries into the search and all failed due to the broadness of my parameters.

Now all I've got to do is to put Windows XP into the VirtualBox. Wish me luck.

Thanks again,
tlcmd (aka Dick)
tlcmd
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 201
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:43 pm


Return to Newbie Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests