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.


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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