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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Perhaps a final (?) update on this (or these) issues: On the Dell desktop computer; I have managed to regain full control and access to administrative authority. There are no other users shown on this computer. This situation can be marked as 'Solved.' The other issue that I was asking about...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Another update: Yesterday, somebody on this list suggested that I press and hold the Left Shift key as the computer (the Dell) is booted. I did that yesterday first as a simple reboot, them as a complete power-off and power-on sequence. Both times there was no new menu with additional options...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    One of my basic 'rules of thumb' is that any (repeat ANY) message comes in with a suspicious sounding subject line ("For you" or "Look at this" or "Do these look familiar?"), as examples, that message is not downloaded to my computer. I can look at it on the server, and if the return email...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    "Linux is not Windows, Windows is not Linux." And of that, I am most happy. My problem with Windows started when they (it) wanted the password for some Microsoft account that I had to set up to install and use some Microsoft program, but really never used. Thus, that password was forgotten.
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Just watched that video and will try it in a few minutes. Thank you. After reading this, and a few other messages, I did a 'Restart' of the computer. I held the Left Shift button down until the desktop came up. There was no menu with any options. After that attempt, I powered the computer...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    The WiFi or router are entirely separate units. Each has its own control password.
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    But as the ONLY user of the Dell computer, shouldn't that user have admin level permissions?
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    When I first turn the Dell computer on each morning, it boots to the desktop. I am not asked for a password to reach the desktop, only when I want to do something (anything) that requires the Terminal and the sudo command.
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    The computer is already connected to the local network. This can be verified by clicking on the network settings or by checking the traffic monitor for the router. Also, the WiFi router is in a different room from the computer.
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Just a quick and hopefully short update here: A few minutes ago I attempted to download, install, and run the program UNetbootin that has been mentioned in this forum. Perhaps unfortunately, to run the code given requires a password before that code is run. That is a major problem if there is...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    I just looked at the UNetbootin site and attempted to download and install it. To enter and run the code shown on that page requires both a terminal window to be opened (no problem) AND a password (major problem, as described in a few of my posts). Thank you for the information and the link...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    jglen490, I have the ISO for the PBP but have not been able to burn it to a microUSB card. Also, when I tried to burn an ISO for another distro of Linux to a USB stick today that app also wanted a password before I could burn it. A little more work and study. Thanks. Jim43
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    A slight bit of disappointment, today I attempted to burn an ISO to a USB stick only to learn that on the Dell in the present condition it is in, I need a password to start the burn process. I will explore more options later. Jim43
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Additional update: This afternoon while checking on another item, not a problem or issue, I noticed there are TWO users shown on the Dell computer; myself and somebody called 'Libvirt Qemu' with 'account disabled' shown in the password area. I have an external CD/DVD drive that will connect to...
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    Dell Inspiron-3268 - Teething Problems with Ubuntu 18.04

    Update on all of the tips and suggestions offered above: First, a very big THANK YOU to all that have offered suggestions and tips to help solve my problems. And I am working (or attempting to work) on the problems with the Dell first. That is the problem of the 'lost or forgotten password.'...
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