[ubuntu-uk] Password recovery
andrew at aoakley.com
Sun Jul 6 20:27:23 BST 2008
> included KDE 4. All seemed to be OK until I tried to boot up Ubuntu
> which stalled and needed a CTRL-D to get to the desktop. Not to worry,
> I thought, I'll reinstall with 8.04.1 which proceeded normally.
> However, when the other user tried to log in, Ubuntu would not accept
> the password. I googled extensively but the only remedy I could find
Can you get root access from the console? If so, we should be able to help.
Ie. pull up a terminal and type:
sudo echo Yes I cam get root access
If that works, you should be able to do:
sudo passwd otherusername
...and change the other user's password.
Also, now would be a good time to check whether your backups are
readable. There's no need to restore from them yet, but it would be
useful to know just how cautious we need to be in helping you further.
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