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

Researcher Taylor research at lawlearners.org
Thu Apr 11 01:45:22 UTC 2013

When you install, doesn't it set the root pw the same as the user?  If 
so, I don't know the correct password for root.

Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> 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
>> password?
> If you can log in as root, you can change a user's password with
> % passwd username
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