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Livedvd asking for login name and password?

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:25 pm
by chuck5620
I have Mint 9 installed and wanted to have a dvd so I can install mint 9 on my sisters PC.
I downloaded, checked the md5sum and burnt the iso image to a dvd.
When I try to use the livedvd it gets to the splash screen and asks for a login name and a password.

There is nothing in the Mint manual to cover this situation.

This problem seems to have happened with mint4 according to a search of the forum.

Can anyone advise what the login name and password is?

Thanks

Re: Livedvd asking for login name and password?

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:01 pm
by lanhol
Having the same problem. MD5Sum checks out; checked the integrity of the disc, it's ok; tried noacpi, noapic, nomodeset, nothing works. Hope somebody comes up with an answer soon.

Re: Livedvd asking for login name and password?

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:11 pm
by chuck5620
The solution is to enter 'mint' as the user and leave the password blank.

Chuck

Re: Livedvd asking for login name and password?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:27 am
by gge
I have downloaded the live CD, not the DVD though am experiencing a similar condition.

following the instructions presented in the mint 9 isadora instruction manual, I find myself at the login screen for the desktop, being asked for a login and password.

if i input 'mint' and leave the password blank the login screen is re presented to me.

if i type in anything, else i am told that the authentication has failed.

this is an attempt to boot directly from a live disk, with no install.

what is happening does anybody think?

Re: Livedvd asking for login name and password?

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:17 am
by a2olson
On booting hit f3 or f2 use the second selection sorry not more tech but this should be brought to the attention of the user guide maintainer

Re: Livedvd asking for login name and password?

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:04 pm
by netmanindy
Same problem here. I downloaded linuxmint-9-gnome-dvd-i386.iso and burned to DVD. When the DVD boots its request a login. mint with blank password does not work. Does anyone now the username and password? Or did i waste my time and a DVD by downloading mint. It appears to me that very basic QC testing was NOT done.

Re: Livedvd asking for login name and password?

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:22 pm
by doty
I experienced the exact problem during the last three hours. Finally I run the CD check from the boot menu and found there is a corrupted file on my CD. So I burnt a new CD. Now the annoying username and password boxes have gone and the installation process is going on smoothly.

Re: Livedvd asking for login name and password?

Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:01 pm
by hoosemon
I've experienced the same issue.

Tried a CD on 5 computers and only two didn't ask for a login

I just tried the Live DVD and it asked for a login on the first PC but didn't on the 2nd - Weird.

Anyway, I ran an MD5 check and had the DVD check it's integrity - both OK.

I used "mint" for user name and blank for password, and it worked fine.

Thanks for the help.

Hoosemon