Good day... I made a bootable USB stick, with UBUNTU 12.04 desktop (and on my laptop). (It does not work with my desktop... the monitor goes to stand by). I was successful at getting UBUNTU to boot. After using it for a while I was also successful at getting the computer to restart and then made a second stick. I managed to boot to UBUNTU again and used it for a while. Then I made the mistake of logging off before shutting the computer down. Doing so took me to the logon page. When I tried to shut the computer down from there, nothing happened. I tried several times but it would not shut down. I also tried restart several times and it would not do that either. I do not know whether that is the way it is designed, or if that's a new bug. And what I tried to log back on I get an... incorrect password error message.

Is there a default password for the UBUNTU bootable stick?

The directions on how to make the stick do not include anything about a default password. Nor do they warn to create a password before doing anything else, so you don't get stuck. The only two options are for it to be in hibernation or for the logon page to be displayed. I can find no way to get back to the boot selection menu. Which means I do not even have any way of reinstalling an operating system. I hope someone can help... have a nice day... John PS, on looking through the FAQs again to see if I might of missed something before, it looks like it may be suspended it rather than hibernating but the result is the same I can't do anything. Also it did not have me provide it with the user name or password during the construction process.

  • The default user-name is ubuntu and empty password. do check the md5sum of Ubuntu ISO image . – atenz Jul 30 '12 at 6:20
  • @tijybba Why don't you add this as an answer? – Anwar Jul 30 '12 at 6:39

Referring through this LiveCd page it suggests the default User available is ubuntu and Blank/Empty password , just press Enter on Password prompt for logging in.

  • @John Biberstein - Welcome to Ask Ubuntu, please comment or clarify for further required info. – atenz Jul 30 '12 at 6:48
  • THANK YOU... sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to this. The software was complaining about the password, however the actual problem was I was not using ubuntu as the username. Then I managed to install wine. But some of the programs that I use most don't seem to work with wine. So I'm probably stuck with Windows anyway.... John @tijybba – John Biberstein Aug 11 '12 at 22:04
  • @JohnBiberstein - if you are keen towards Ubuntu , then there might be alternatives to the Programs you use , do refer this site by searching , if not found , you are free to ask :) – atenz Aug 12 '12 at 5:35

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