[ubuntu-us-nm] Password problem with Ubuntu 10.04

Joe Pfeiffer joseph at pfeifferfamily.net
Thu Apr 11 01:18:02 UTC 2013

Researcher Taylor writes:
>Just re-installed and chose the option to not require password on startup.  I
>didn't see the problem until I got an update notice.  I typed the password and
>would not accept so I'm guessing that I accidentally hit another character and
>did realize it until the update.
>Is there a workaround to change your user password without knowing the old

If you can log in as root, you can change a user's password with

% passwd username

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