[ubuntu-us-nm] Password problem with Ubuntu 10.04
joseph at pfeifferfamily.net
Thu Apr 11 02:11:31 UTC 2013
Researcher Taylor writes:
>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
> If you can log in as root, you can change a user's password with
> % passwd username
>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.
Try booting into single-user mode (it's been a while since I last used
ubuntu; back then, the default was to not have a root password nor any
way to log in as root -- you had to sudo to do anything. But I think
that if you booted in single-user mode, it let you in as root);
failing that, one of the rescue distributions like RIP might help.
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