[ubuntu-uk] Locked out of Ubuntu

Jon Reynolds maillist at jcrdevelopments.com
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 
>> 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?
> --
> Avi

 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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