I booted Ubuntu 11.04 from a persistent pendrive installation. It asked for the keyring password the 1st time, and I just cancelled the dialog window and went through. After the 3rd or 4th booting (keyring window did not appear anymore), a window with "automatic log in" (which does not work) and "other" tab choices appear. "Other" prompts me to give "user" name and "password" and the problem is that I never set up these.

I have already tried to get to a root command window on recovery mode at booting as per some forum instructions. I could never get recovery mode; the system said: no image on kernel or something like that. I reinstalled Ubuntu and fell in the same trap again. Need help. Please accept my thanks in advance.


For the live cd (and media made from the cd) the username is 'ubuntu' and the password is blank - just hit enter when asked for a password.

That will work unless you have changed the password or created another user, which I understand that you have not.

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