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I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it is asking for a username and password. I don't have one. What do I do please? ctrl alt delete does not work neither does ctrl alt t

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    It should have asked you for a name for the default user whilst you were installing, did that not happen? – Arronical Aug 17 '15 at 10:05
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    During the installation you`ve been ask for a username and password. The CTRL-ALT-DEL is only a shortcut for Windows – Paul Götzinger Aug 17 '15 at 10:08
  • You can reset your Username and Password. Try the following link.<br/> askubuntu.com/q/24006/419117 – Jithin Pavithran Aug 17 '15 at 16:42

You can open up a terminal and use the command whoami to know your current username.

Once you know your user name you can follow this answer. This should reset your password and if you have any other problem please update your question according to it.

  • how if he can't login? – Paul Götzinger Aug 17 '15 at 11:39
  • he can enter the root shell in recovery mode and enter the command cat /etc/passwd and the login name should appear near the end of the result like bose:x:1000:1000:BOSE,,,:/home/bose:/bin/bash where bose is my username. – Subhasis Bose Aug 17 '15 at 11:46
  • I don't think he knows the root password if he doesn't know his username and password – Paul Götzinger Aug 17 '15 at 12:39
  • once he knows the username from the previous command, then he can reset the password, without ever knowing the current password – Subhasis Bose Aug 17 '15 at 12:43

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