Linux Mint needs unknown password

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I have a Samsung laptop that I bought with Windows OS in it. I needed to use windows OS and Linux Mint; therefore, I had to format the OS. I installed Linux but I did not set a password, however, I set one for Windows, as it is compulsory. The computer boots fine but whenever I access Linux, it asks for a password. I have tried all sorts of passwords including the windows password but none seems to work. How am I to go about this? 

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Linux Mint needs unknown password

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I guess this is the usual problem when installing Linux Mint because this doesn’t happen on Linux Ubuntu after the installation. Maybe there are different issues when installing different flavors of Linux. There is also one user who said that when he tried installing Linux Mint on his computer, the installer itself asks for a username and password which is very odd.

It is not normal for an operating system installer to prompt for a username and password before starting the actual setup. It’s like the installer is protected from unauthorized use and you are not allowed to run the installer unless you know the username and password. I guess this only happens when you acquired the installer from a different source and not from the official website.

In your case, since you were able to successfully install Linux Mint on your computer and the only problem now is the welcome screen that requires a username and password, the suggestion that worked for most users is to use “mint” without quotes as the username and for the password, just press the Enter key.

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