I downloaded Ubuntu onto my HP computer tonight and I am unable to login. When I restart my computer, it shows me a black screen and asks for my login name and password which I provide. It then says something like kelly@kellybrown and wants me to type something, but no matter what I type it doesn't let me go past the screen. What can I do or how do I get past this screen. Did I do something wrong during the download?
This is happening because you don't have the GUI installed in your version of Ubuntu. To solve this, type the following commands after you login to Ubuntu and get this - kelly@kellybrown
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop sudo reboot
You need a working internet connection for this.
You might have to reinstall Ubuntu.
By the way, have you downloaded the correct iso? You can download the desktop version of Ubuntu from this page on the official site.