sgrace at pobox.com
Sun Nov 19 18:30:58 UTC 2006
On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 12:53 -0500, Evetom1 at aol.com wrote:
> having problem getting past password,i installed kubuntu put in user
> name and password
> wrote down name and password now i cannot open up kubuntu because it
> keeps telling me password error i would like any help i can get
The user name and password are case-sensitive. Are you entering them
*exactly* as you did previously?
If so, you must have written one of them down incorrectly. I'd try this:
* Restart and select the "recovery mode" option. Assuming that you
didn't create a "root" password, the boot process should eventually stop
at a "#" prompt.
* At the "#" prompt, enter the following:
This will either tell you that the user name is not valid or ask for a
If the user name is not valid, enter the following to get a list of
user names on your system:
Many of these won't look familiar. You're probably looking for one
that has the number "1000" as the third colon-separated field; the
associated user name is the first field. It's probably at or near the
end of the file. Here's what my user entry looks like:
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to move through the file, and "q"
to exit when you get to the end of the file.
If you're asked for a password, enter your password, and then enter it
again when asked to confirm the password.
* At the "#" prompt, enter "exit" to continue the boot process.
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