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Mint15 wants login and password on install

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:20 am
by Slojinn
Hello, my problem i am having is that i'm attempting to install mint 15 32-bit on an Dell Dimension 3000. I gets to the part where it wants me to put in a login name and password when it shouldn't for an install. This is my 2nd dvd that i burned and getting same results. I have tried: admin and password combo, tried mint and enter combo. Why is it doing this and not letting me go any further? What do i need to do to get past this so i can install mint correctly? Need help please. Thank you.

Re: Mint15 wants login and password on install

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:52 am
by Oldbwl
Are you sure this routine is not asking you to pick a login and password?

Re: Mint15 wants login and password on install

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:29 am
by Slojinn
No. i have install mint a few times before so i know it should not be at this stage yet. like i stated, triing to install and it came up with the live login screen. Its wanting a login and password and i have not got to the actuall desktop to install it. its running from live dvd.

Re: Mint15 wants login and password on install

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:22 am
by Mark Phelps
Is the hard drive on the Dell password protected, such that any attempt to access it requires a "login"?

If not, what is on the hard drive at this point? Is it empty? Or, does it have existing partitions?

Re: Mint15 wants login and password on install

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:42 pm
by Slojinn
hello. the only thing that is on it right now is XP. Harddrive is not password protected and does not require password to login on any user.

Re: Mint15 wants login and password on install

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:55 pm
by flyboy1565
Try using esc... on my live CD I had chosen a persistence available copy. You may need to exit persistence and choose live...

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Re: Mint15 wants login and password on install

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:20 pm
by Slojinn
Esc? Don't know what that is. Explain pls?

Re: Mint15 wants login and password on install

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:25 am
by Slojinn
ok, what i did was install mint 13 and it installed fine. 14 gave me trouble with install. So i'm pretty much done with all the updates. So thanks for the suggestions and help.