[ubuntu-uk] Locked out of Ubuntu
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Tue Oct 18 09:43:56 UTC 2011
On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:21:29 +0100, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Jon Reynolds wrote:
>> Funny think happened to me last night. I turned my computer on, as
>> 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
>> 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
> Does your password appear as disabled in /etc/shadow?
Couldn't tell you about /etc/shadow wouldn't know what to look for, but
passwd <me> entering new password, said it updated successfully.
Jon Reynolds (j0nr)
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