what's the password to login after booting up the kUbuntu desktop installer?

Asked by gregrwm on 2014-07-18

what's the password to login after booting up the kUbuntu desktop installer? i just downloaded the kubuntu trusty daily-live i386 desktop iso and booted it up. it apparently wants a password. where do i find the password, and/or the instructions that tell me how to proceed?

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michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #1

The password is the same one you put in, when you installed Kubuntu.

Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said : #2

The installation CD does not have a password. If asked, leave it blank.
Also if you are not an experienced user, you should not use the daily image, but on of the official from: http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu

If you press CTRL + ALT + F1 you can run:

passwd ubuntu

And set the password. You can then press CTRL + ALT + F7 and log in as 'ubuntu' using the password you set.

gregrwm (gregrwm) said : #4

my guess is although my box runs lubuntu just fine, perhaps it isn't up to snuff for kubuntu? it seems the kubuntu installer autologin happens, but doesn't complete, X crashes, and thus it winds up in the display manager. solution: be satisfied with either lubuntu or xubuntu. or just as likely, X may have an issue which only shows up under kubuntu on certain hardware..

The steps I gave allow you to set the password

gregrwm (gregrwm) said : #6

to clarify further, i was surprised and puzzled that the kubuntu installer came up wanting a password, hence i opened this question. upon closer examination, the kubuntu installer begins its autologin but does not complete it. i suspect my hardware is triggering a latent X bug. after the kubuntu installer autologin fails, it winds up in the kubuntu display manager. when i get a minute i'll diagnose further and likely open a bug. meanwhile i don't really need a password if this box can't run X properly. this question is closed, and thank you for your answers.