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I have installed ubuntu server a few times today. The first time I installed it to a USB drive and it worked just fine. But it was too slow.

Then I removed that drive and installed again on a hard drive. I did this from both USB and CD with the same result: After install and restart, I cannot login with the user and password I set during the install. I get the following error: "Login Incorrect"

I am a noob to linux, so may need more specific directions around a fix. Appreciate the help.

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Check if Caplocks is on .If you want to restore password refer this . – atenz Jul 19 '12 at 7:00

In the end, I unplugged all drives except the target for the install and it works.

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