[ubuntu-uk] 8.04 username and password problem, repeat request

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Tue Jun 2 12:30:27 BST 2009

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 12:27 PM, mike daniels <mikezz1011 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks Sean, but my Ubuntu 8.05 does no accept my user name or password. Is
> there an alternative to reloading Ubuntu 8.04 please. This is the second

If you go into the recovery mode, as specified on that link I sent,
you should be able to drop directly to a root prompt without requiring
your username and password.

That page assumes you don't know your username/password... that's why it says...

"If you've ever forgotten your password, you aren't alone… it's
probably one of the most common tech support problems I've encountered
over the years. Luckily if you are using Ubuntu they made it
incredibly easy to reset your password."

> problem I have had with 8.04, the first was loss of the disply brightness
> control using the up/down cursor keys, solved with an easy patch, then the
> rejection of user name and password manifested itself, each problem
> appearing after a switch-off.
> Is there some way of resetting username and password please, other than an
> o/s reload.

Read the link I sent - that is precisely what it's about...

> Apologies if I have missed something. Thanks, Michael.


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