[ubuntu-uk] Locked out of Ubuntu
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Tue Oct 18 09:21:29 UTC 2011
Jon Reynolds wrote:
> Funny think happened to me last night. I turned my computer on, as I
> always do, booted up Ubuntu, got to the log in screen, entered my
> password and it refused me! Said it failed to authenticate! Tried
> several times to ensure I was typing correctly, but no. It would not
> log me (or my wife) in.
> So I booted into recovery, root terminal, and changed my password.
> Rebooted and it still won't let me log in! What could be going on?
Did passwd appear to succeed (i.e. exit zero)? Did /etc/shadow change?
Does your password appear as disabled in /etc/shadow?
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