I installed an ubuntu server and somehow happend to skip the user accounts and time setup process. Now the system loads up and asks username and password which I have none. Is there a way to access the account setup facility or is there any default username and password for ubuntu? Id thought of root and guest account but they're not active yet.

  • Can you add what Ubuntu server version you installed? Do you have physical access to the server or is the machine remote?
    – MadMike
    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:39
  • User ubuntu pass "blank" Oct 15, 2014 at 6:40

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Open recovery mode and chroot to the ubuntu installation. Then, try to add an user with useradd or set root password with passwd.

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