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Hello, I'm presently booting from a USB, and the default username is "ubuntu", and the default name of my computer is "ubuntu". I tried to go to System > Administration ...
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    Change username for live user


    Hello,

    I'm presently booting from a USB, and the default username is "ubuntu", and the default name of my computer is "ubuntu".

    I tried to go to System > Administration > Users and Groups, but only the username "root" is listed there...as if the user "ubuntu" never existed...but on the terminal I can see I am "ubuntu"...

    Anybody can explain why this is so, and how I can change my username please?

    Thanks

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    Its a better option to remaster the CD using your own username, using Ubuntu reconstructor.
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    Post the contents of /etc/passwd here. You can see all users in the passwd file, whether they are interactive logins or service related.

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