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Ubuntu v9.10 (karmic-koala) Desktop

The latest version of the popular Linux desktop distribution Ubuntu 9.10 has been released and available from the official project web site. New features since Ubuntu 9.04 includes – Firefox 3.5, GNOME 2.28, an enforcing AppArmor profile, Linux kernel 2.6.31, ext4 file system (default), Empathy instant messenger instead of Pidgin, the Ubuntu One client, which interfaces with Canonical’s new on-line storage system. It also includes a new application called the Ubuntu Software Center. A quick screen-shot tour of new features available here on our website.

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26 comments… add one
  • Steve May 1, 2010 @ 16:09

    I’ve had the same problem. I used the CD verifier and it found no errors, but when I booted up and chose “Install Mythbuntu”, I had to type in a user name and password. Since I had several CD-ROMs installed on my PC, I just used a different CD-ROM drive, and then everything worked. I was installing Mythbuntu 9.10.

  • Dima Mar 15, 2010 @ 11:29

    I discovered finally what caused the problem…..There’s some trouble with hardware on my machine….I left attempts to boot from CD… Before installing from LiveUSB I switched off ACPI and all other options. So Ubuntu was installed successfully, but Software Center doesn’t start….
    The reason of user/pass request while booting from CD is either CD defect or hardware trouble(may be CD/DVD drive, cable or smth like that). IMHO
    P.S. the latest sentence by a specialist was to replace the motherboard…..

    • Macky Nov 24, 2010 @ 13:01

      Hey guys! I’m downloading this iso. is this really 9.04? because I’m using 9.10 right now but my cd was damaged so i have to download it again. . .

      Thanks a lot!

      • dandes May 30, 2011 @ 6:54

        try ubuntu as a password and your computer name as user name..

  • StaticIP Mar 7, 2010 @ 7:02

    This is very strange. Last night I used this same CD in another computer and booted up properly to a Live CD session without question for Username/pwd.
    Today – I’m trying to boot up to try to save files on my friend’s Windows XP system and it asks me for the Username and password. So it’s the same Live CD on two systems works differently. So far I looked for a solution on several web sites and couldn’t find anything. User “ubuntu” with blank password doesn’t work. Couldn’t developers be so kind to reply at any web site where this question was posted and let us all know what is a default user/pwd to log into this thing?

  • Dima Feb 17, 2010 @ 9:12

    I tried to boot from LiveCD – it’s asking for login and password. Then after several attempts “Auth… failed…” and so on………..From Live USB boot was OK, but “Install Ubuntu 9.10” doesn’t start at all. Just nothing happens when I click it….. All the rest is OK. My friend says it’s a trouble with some USB devices, interruption or smth like that….

  • K Jan 30, 2010 @ 23:14

    I’m havin the same stupid problem, I know its not my cd or the computer… I have run an Ubuntu 9.10 live cd on that computer before – no errors. I just ran it on my other computer, it worked. I take out the cd and put it in computer2, and the stupid thing asks for a user name and password, and nothing works, I tried ubuntu, root, toor blanks… whatever, it doesnt work. I cant figure it out, I dont know what to do.

  • angryangry Jan 22, 2010 @ 10:37

    I can not logon and I am very pissed right now. Trying to get some files off a windows CD and i have tried ubuntu with the blank password. I have tried root toor i have tried almost everything i keep getting god damn authentication failed. So uncool.

  • anon Jan 20, 2010 @ 17:28

    The user “ubuntu” with a blank password worked for logon to LiveCD

  • Merlin Nov 29, 2009 @ 20:20

    After many months of people telling me this is the only way to go I decided to give it a try. Downloaded and burned the ISO disc, it checked as ok, no problems. Then I ran it from the CD first, seemed to work just fine, except it can’t find the wireless card for a connection, so then I installed it as the only OS on a single hard drive system, a blank drive with nothing on it when I started, and it appeared to install just fine, but on reboot it claims it can’t find the hard drive, no such device it claims, and dumps me in a never ending loop with a Grub 2.X screen. Tried all of those options presented and it still won’t work. I’m not sold on this as a better operating system if it can’t even find the one and only hard drive it installed itself on.

  • PaulET Nov 25, 2009 @ 16:41

    Yup :
    I’m having the same problem with 9.10 dual w/Win XP file sys and boot manager. I haven’t tried no name login with no password ( enter enter) but that’s next. Bootup does show ubuntu 9.10 vs Kubuntu which I had running in 9.04. Going to try enter enter next.
    I’lll try to get back here to let u all know what happened.

  • 1fastbullet Nov 17, 2009 @ 5:33

    Same problem with password. Haven’t tried it again yet.

  • kyle Nov 4, 2009 @ 19:48

    BEWARE – This torrent is really version 9.04 – NOT 9.10. I downloaded the torrent, burnt the CD, reformatted the partitions and installed it. I was suspicious that something was wrong when the GRUB listed older kernels. When I looked under System,Administration, About Ubuntu – it confirmed that I had re-installed version 9.04, not 9.10. When I attempted to download and apply the updates my system hung and I had to do a hard reboot. Now my new install is just flaky – can’t find internet, error messages, etc.

  • E-mol Nov 2, 2009 @ 19:15

    I had the same problem.. I just tried burning the cd again. You can always check the CD with the “Check cd for defects”-utility on the cd.. I did that, got one single error, burned the cd again, checked, no errors, installed without a problem. 🙂

    Thanks Vivek Gite 🙂

  • AlexMc Nov 1, 2009 @ 20:21

    I have the same problem as kgas. I downloaded a torrent (and yes I am in the UK) and burnt a live CD

    I can’t install as it goes straight to the login page – and of course there are no accounts set up. (“ubuntu” with no password does not work)

    I’m going to download another copy in case that is the problem…

  • 🐧 nixCraft Nov 1, 2009 @ 12:09

    @ Brian,

    Another suggestion try burning CD at lower speed and verify after burning CD. I just checked my disk and it boots into Live or install mode without any problem or username / password requirements.

  • 🐧 nixCraft Nov 1, 2009 @ 11:57

    @ kgas,

    Ok, sometimes a LiveCD might ask you for a user-name or password. Just leave these blank and press enter or allow it to time-out. Or try
    Usernane: ubuntu
    Password: {hit-Enter-key}

  • Brian Oct 31, 2009 @ 22:51

    I have the same problem with the ubuntu 9.10 live session asking me for a username and password. I downloaded using ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso.torrent, and I have the previous ubuntu version 9.04 installed. When I go to shutdown I can see the console which states IO error and then Authentication failure multiple times. From the CD bootup menu I selected Check disk for errors and found no CD disk errors.

  • kgas Oct 31, 2009 @ 16:25

    I confirm that the image downloaded from UK mirror got this login problem. I took a

  • 🐧 nixCraft Oct 29, 2009 @ 19:03


    There is no password, it just displays desktop and nothing else with installer on desktop.

  • kgas Oct 29, 2009 @ 18:58

    downloaded and burnt the image (from uk mirror) but for live session it asks for username and password. up to now no fruitful result in the search. some one can point this to me

  • Jaysunn Oct 29, 2009 @ 18:38

    I have had it up and running for a couple days now.


    I agree this could be the one. I am very happy with ease of installation and Ubuntu Software Center.

    Very Slick.


  • ALonon Oct 29, 2009 @ 17:40

    Don’t forger netbook
    “Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix comes with faster boot speeds, and with a built-for-purpose interface that means that favourite applications and websites are just a click away. Ubuntu Netbook Remix makes a great choice for netbook users.

    Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix has been fully tested for use on a range of netbook models including:
    Acer Aspire One
    Asus eee PC 1000
    Dell Mini 9”

  • 🐧 nixCraft Oct 29, 2009 @ 15:54


    Thanks for the heads up.

  • Jeenu Oct 29, 2009 @ 15:14

    The torrent link is wrong – it’s a 9.04 torrent file!

  • ftaurino Oct 29, 2009 @ 13:49

    One of the best distro EVER! I think this can really be the “linux on the desktop” year.
    The 64 bit version is a very speed monster and -all- the firefox plugins work flawlessly
    at first try!

    But we need more hardware companies and OEM to sell pre-installed linux notebook and pc!

    Download and share via torrent!

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