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I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a Dell XPS M1530. After installation I seem to have no user created. I am only able to log in as guest. When I switch to the console it will not accept my user name and password. When I do a safe restart it recognises my user name and gives me a console with username@blar> prompt. Is there something I need to do to create a user with such privileges or actually any user at all.

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You seem to have accidentally installed in OEM mode.
Add user manually, according to this for example. You should better use a new username.

  • While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Pabi Nov 5 '14 at 11:42
  • I think i provided enough information to find another manual if this one is down. "Add new user from command line". Otherwise, I will have to either copy-paste 1.5 pages of text or risk forgetting some critical detail. – Barafu Albino Nov 5 '14 at 12:43

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