I'm new to this community and I'm so exited about Ubuntu!!!
I installed for the fisrt time an Ubuntu desktop on my computer and I'm having a little problem.
It seems like is not recognizing my passwd for authentication on installing new software
is there a way to reset the passwd ?
I tryed to look into ect/shadow to double check that my passwd was correct ( you know most of the time the error is from the user!!! ) but I couldn't open the shadow file... it seems like it's a binary file!!!!
is there a way I can fix this ?
a little background of what happened :
I installed Ubuntu from the Windows installer, everything went well, I choose username and passwd and the installation went well.
After I loged in in Ubuntu, I installed a couple of app (gnome mail for gmail!!) and on the installation it asked the password. I entered the passwd and the installation went well.
Then I went to change my user settins, choosing to not have a password for my administratoor account, and after I made this choice I can't install any software ( the error is that the passwd is not correct)