I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer with a USB stick cause I don't have a CD drive. The normal ISO didn't work, so I used the text installer and completed all the steps somehow. Eventually it showed "Finishing Installation" and rebooted and I was met with a prompt saying "Localhost login tty1" or something.
I searched some old forums and tried out the login and password as root, guest, ubuntu etc but all in vain. I used the rescue mode and tried to install
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
it says it is not installed and attempts to install. So I think I found
the problem. The desktop is not istalled. But when I run this command it
says it wants some disk space. I press enter and then it asks to insert
the ubuntu CD in
/media/cdrom/ and press Enter again. But as I told, I don't have a CD drive, so can anyone help me out?