View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't login after upgrading to 9.04

May 7th, 2009, 12:52 AM
I'm trying to help a friend who upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04 and can no longer login. The default settings were username: user and password: user.

Does Jaunty have some default login settings that I'm not aware of? Any help is greatly appreciated. Note that this guy is a total noob to linux and needs as much "plain english" as possible. I haven't had a chance to use Jaunty yet so I'm not much help.

May 8th, 2009, 04:48 PM
I am having the exact same problem after upgrading from 8.04 to 9.10. My user name was my name and I used my own personal password which are apparently both wrong now. I also tried to log in with user for the name and password and had no luck.

May 8th, 2009, 05:11 PM

When Ubuntu starts to boot press ESC (you have to be quick as it is only available for approx 5 secs) to get the Grub menu and select (recovery mode), this will drop you into a root account here you can do the following to reset your password :-

passwd username

The enter your now password twice and reboot as normal this shouls allow you to login again.

Regards Michael