Install Password Problem

Dave Eger davespm at
Tue Nov 18 20:08:01 UTC 2008

I found several posts on your site about logging in after the initial Ubuntu install. I have gone through GRUB, trying to delete and reset my password, where I was able to delete it, but then resetting it only lets me enter one character before the next confirmation entry appears. I tried entering a new password with one character (figuring if I could get in, I could then change in within the system?), however it did not work either.

My install was as a Windows XP Home application (wubi?), on an external USB 2.0 drive. Everything seems to work ok, except for this login problem.....

However, as a last resort, I tried to uninstall and try it again, however whether I used Windows Control Panel, or directly with the uninstall.exe program on the drive, after clicking, I only get some short Hard Drive activity and then it just stops. I also get the same, using the Install CD when I tried to reload it over the old one.

At this point, I cannot login to use the system, nor can I uninstall or re-install it....Help??

Dave Eger
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