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Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:00 am
by TonyMi
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.

Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:48 am
by Bonsaii
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!

Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:52 am
by TonyMi
It worked, many thanks, Tony.

Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:21 am
by nsbaba
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.

Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:05 pm
by Cocolate
Man seriously? Why is there a login username and pass and then I cant find jack about it online as to how to login?


Ive tried like 20 different logins and read at least 20 search results. Whats the deal? What is the login?

Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:50 pm
by Spearmint2
http://linuxmint.com/rel_debian.php

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.

Re: Installation screen expects Username and Password?

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:18 pm
by Cocolate
Hi thanks everyone. It was asking me for login credentials because I created the USB as ext 4. I did that because it didnt seem like it was working when I was trying ext 2 (its been a while since I made a live usb so I forgot if it was ext 2 or ext 4). When I changed it to ext 2 it took me to the live desktop as default. I made it as ext 4 because on ext 2 the USB looked like it froze at 65% I finally ended up leaving it when it did the same on ext 4 and after about 15min it completed.

Thanks for your help. It was just a Live USB creation error