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Ubuntu CD boot asks for password

bio-logic

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#1
Hi ,

because I reinstalled Windows, I can't boot Ubuntu anymore, I would like to reinstall it but here is the problem:
I'd have to boot my comp. with the Ubuntu CD in order to install the OS but I get a password prompt at the start. I used to be able to boot ubuntu from the CD but now I cant, and I dont have any ideas of what has changed since then. I tried the password I used to boot ubuntu from the HD but it didn't work. Anyone has any ideas of what could have happened?
 

JEBWrench

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#2
Did you have a different password on Ubuntu before your Windows re-install? If you did, try that one and see if it works.
 

bio-logic

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#3
Actually, the password I tried was that one (the one I always had even before the reinstallation of windows) But anyways isn't Ubuntu supposed to start without prompting for a password when you start it from the cd?... maybe I should try writing a new CD?
 

allheart55

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#4
The very first time you boot from the CD you type in "root" for the log-in and for the password, they are case sensitive. Thereafter, if you are asked for a log-in and password, you type in "guest" for both. This has always worked for me...... ~Cindy~
 

JEBWrench

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#5
Ubuntu normally asks you to create your username and password during installation.

Did you reformat your Ubuntu partition before your re-installation?
 

allheart55

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#6
I'm sorry, I guess I wasn't very clear about my Ubuntu. I run it from a desktop CD. I don't have it installed. Sorry, 'bout that. ~Cindy~